Virginia Commonwealth University


Title: Film Screening: The Way of All Flesh

Date/Time: 2/8/2018  12:10pm - 1:00pm

Registration: 18 seats available (Max. Class Size = 30)
(Class is archived)

Building: Hunton Student Center   TML Learning Center, Room 209

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: VCU Libraries

Audience: General Public

Category: Audio/Video

Description: In 1951, a woman died in Baltimore, America. She was called Henrietta Lacks. These are cells from her body. They were taken from her just before she died. They have been growing and multiplying ever since. There are now billions of these cells in laboratories around the world. If massed together, they would weigh 400 times her original weight. These cells have transformed modern medicine, but they also became caught up in the politics of our age. They shape the policies of countries and of presidents. They even became involved in the cold war because scientists were convinced that in her cells lay the secret to how to conquer death. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Contact: Burneson, Brandon P