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

Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) for a discussion of 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. Through her research, writing, and litigation, Deleso Alford has sought justice for Lacks’ descendants. Patricia Williams’ work engages with  how law contributes to the violation of patients’ rights; and why Black women are particularly vulnerable.


When: March 12, 2024, 12 – 1:30 p.m. EST
Where: 310b Dockser Hall

Deleso A. Alford
Rachel Emanuel Endowed Professor, Southern University Law Center

Patricia J. Williams
University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Northeastern Law

Deborah A. Jackson
Managing Director, CLEAR, Northeastern Law


Sponsored by Northeastern Law’s
Center for Health Policy and Law
Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC)
Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR)
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project

and Northeastern University’s
Africana Studies Program

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