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Email: Tate.Hurvitz@gcccd.edu

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OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2011

 

Faculty Panel
OCTOBER 24, MONDAY

2:00 p.m., Room 220
Faculty Panel: “Race, Class, Gender and the History of Medical Access”
Faculty from Grossmont College and San Diego State University present lectures on the major themes and controversies surrounding Henrietta Lacks and Rebecca Skloot's book, including gender, the Tuskegee experiments, eugenics, immigration and public health.  (Click thumbnail for a PDF of the program.)
 

Student Debate
OCTOBER 25, TUESDAY

6:00 p.m., Room 220, Grossmont College
Student Debate
Grossmont's debate team hosts a student debate with live audience feedback and post-commentary from an interdisciplinary panel of judges.  (Click thumbnail for a PDF of the program.)

 

  

Interdisciplinary Faculty Presentation
OCTOBER 26, WEDNESDAY
2:00 p.m., Room 220
Interdisciplinary Presentation
Faculty offer insight into their discipline’s perspectives on the book.  Students share the results of a campus-wide ethics survey.  (Click thumbnail for a PDF of the program.)

 

 

 
Page to Stage
OCTOBER 27, THURSDAY
7:00 p.m., Room 220
“Page To Stage” Performance
Local theater group offers a dramatic performance of excerpted material from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Instructors are encouraged to bring their classes. (Click thumbnail for a PDF of the program.)

 

 

 
Open House
OCTOBER 31, MONDAY
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Campus Open House
(Library, Biology, Art, Nursing, etc.)
Each participating department will have a discipline-specific booth set up with experts prepared to field questions and facilitate discussion. (Click thumbnail for a printable flyer with map and details of the Open House events.)

 

 
Film Screening
NOVEMBER 1, TUESDAY
6:30 p.m., Room 220
Film Screening + Guest Speaker/Discussion
Made possible in part by a generous grant from WACC, the World Arts and Cultures Committee at Grossmont College. Miss Evers’ Boys director Joe Sargent and cinematographer Donald M. Morgan will introduce the film and lead a discussion on the Ethics of Human Subject Research afterward. (Click thumbnail for a PDF of the program.)

 

 
Rebecca Skloot
NOVEMBER 2, WEDNESDAY
2:00 p.m., San Diego State University
6:00 p.m., University of San Diego (NEW VENUE AND TIME!)
Guest Lecture: Rebecca Skloot
(Click thumbnail for a PDF of the program for the Live Video-Feed Experience.)
Immortal Life author Rebecca Skloot will be lecturing at two locations.  (See above.)  Attendance will be determined by registered lottery selection only.  However, Grossmont College will offer a live feed for both engagements, in Room 220, which will be free and open to all.  Those interested in entering their names in the lottery to attend Rebecca Skloot engagement at USD must register at rebeccasklootlottery.eventbrite.com.  Deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 p.m.
Last Updated: 07/29/2017

 

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Tate Hurvitz
Project Director
Email: Tate.Hurvitz@gcccd.edu

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