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. 3Main Library, Louisville Free Public Library
2-5 p.m. | Free