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Property, Disembodiment, Death, Gender and Race: In Conversation


Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR), for a discussion about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, the young Black mother whose cancer cells, nicknamed "HeLa," supported a generation of medical research. Although Mrs Lacks passed away in 1951, her cells continue to impact the world. Employing research, writing, and litigation, Deleso Alford has sought justice for Lacks. She participated in the family's recently settled lawsuit against a biotech company. Patricia Williams' work engages with the ways law contributes to the violation of patients' rights, and the unique vulnerability of Black women.

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