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Arts Bank Cinema: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 1951, Henrietta Lacks revolutionized medicine, becoming one of the most vital tools in the field, without any awareness. In this screening, we overview the life of the woman whose cells were brought and sold by the billions while her descendants can’t afford health care and her legacy remains hidden.

This screening is a part of a three-part series for Black History Month, Unveiling Black Figures. In this biographical film series, we explore the concealed contributions and legacies of Black history makers in STEM. Discussions hosted by Duane Powell to follow each screening. Free and open to the public, please RSVP.

All film screenings are free. RSVPs through Eventbrite open approximately two weeks before a screening. While seats are not guaranteed, RSVPing through Eventbrite will grant primary access to the screening room when doors open 30 minutes before a screening.

If Eventbrite lists the screening as “sold out,” you can join the online waitlist. If online ticket holders cancel their order, you will be given the option to be assigned an RSVP. (You must claim the RSVP within 24 hours to be moved from the waitlist.)

Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. Each person in your party must arrive to the screening early to take advantage of their RSVP. Seats cannot be saved.

Any walk up attendees who do not have an RSVP will be placed on an onsite waitlist. If seats remain at five minutes before showtime, waitlisted attendees will be let in, in the order they arrived. The onsite waitlist is first-come, first-serve.

Venue

Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S. Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60649 United States
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Phone:
3128575561