Join us for a wonderful exhibit on Henrietta Lacks in the Swirbul Library Gallery from March 18th to April 19th, 2012! After you view the exhibit, please take a few moments and answer some of the questions below.You can either comment directly to this blog post or use the embedded Google Form to submit your answers. Feel free to do as few or as many questions as you want!
- In 1976 when Mike Rogers Rolling Stone article was printed many viewed it as a story about race. How is this different from the way her story is being interpreted today? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
- Do you think Henrietta would have given consent to have a tissue sample used in medical research if she had been given the information? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
- Is it possible to approach history from an objective point of view? If so, how and why is this important in the context of Henrietta’s story? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
- How do you feel about the Supreme Court of California ruling that states when tissues are removed from your body, with or without your consent, any claim you might have had to owning them vanishes? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
- When is your body not just your own?
- How would you feel if this was your mother?
- What's the rule of law in human rights?
- What's the difference between legality and morality?