African-American History Month
 Film Series:
 ‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’

Henrietta Lacks’ harvested cancer cells have contributed to groundbreaking medical research, including for the development of the polio vaccine and clues to why we develop cancer. But the 31-year-old African-American woman didn’t give permission for her cells to be used. In “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” her descendants struggle with that legacy. Watch their story and attend a panel discussion after with UofL faculty, community organizers and residents about medical ethics in research, mental illness and other issues raised in the film. Reservations are requested. Call 574-1603 or register online.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Main Library, Louisville Free Public Library
2-5 p.m. | Free
301 York St.