CELLEBRATE HENRIETTA LACKS COLLOQUIUM HIGHLIGHTS
August 1, 2021, marks the culmination of the yearlong HELA100: Henrietta Lacks Centennial CELLebration to honor her legacy. Join The Lacks Family, world-renowned speakers, stakeholders, and influencers at a virtual conference closing out this historic occasion.
Attendees will learn about the worldwide advancements made by HELA100, the Centennial Collaborations, and Henrietta’s descendants to educate future generations on the impact of her immortal HeLa cells while promoting health equity and social justice.
Due to COVID-19, our 2021 virtual experience will include a CELLebrate Henrietta Lacks TikTok Challenge, Twitter Chat, art exhibit, expert panel, fireside chat, awards, digital shop, and performances.
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COVID-19 can't stop The Lacks Family's vision for the 3-day in-person conference in their hometown of Baltimore, Maryland! Below are highlights of what is in store for attendees of this hybrid virtual and in-person event. Save the date for July 30 - August 1, 2020.
Meet Henrietta’s family, learn about their work to honor her legacy, and how you can contribute to CELLebrate Henrietta.
Tour Baltimore's Turner Station the beloved African American enclave and visit Henrietta’s home with the Lacks Family.
Experience Helen Wilson-Roe’s A Brush With Immortality art exhibit and The Lacks Family Collection of artifacts.
Meet and learn from experts while earning Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Continuing Education Credits (CEC).
Toast Henrietta’s impact at the Centennial CELLebration to honor her love for family, friends, fun and of course the color red!
End the week on a high note at the Closing CELLebration Gospel Brunch honoring Henrietta’s soul-inspiring legacy and faith.
March's Centennial Conversation Conquering COVID-19: Advancing Equity One Year Later
Featuring Alfred Lacks Carter, Henrietta Lacks' Grandson; Veronica Robinson, Henrietta Lacks' Great-granddaughter; and Dr. Uché Blackstock, Founder & CEO of Advancing Health Equity.