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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

A guide to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), the inaugural book of the First Year Reading Program at Stevens

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks to Use This Guide

To help in the understanding of both the life of Henrietta Lacks and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the videos below introduce some key topics, including intersectionality and racial disparities in health care. Please watch them in order and apply what you see and hear to the text of The Immortal Life as you read it.



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Chescaleigh and Kat Blaque: Sometimes, You're a Caterpillar (video)

Kimberle Crenshaw: The Urgency of Intersectionality (video)

Lisa Cooper: Tackling Ethnic Health Disparities (video)

Dorothy Roberts: The Problem With Race-Based Medicine (video)

Fusion/Dr. Leana Wen: Ending Health Care Discrimination (video)

WNYC: Race and Equity in Healthcare (audio)

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