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Convocation 2015: Rebecca Skloot: One Book One Bozeman

Explore information about our 2015 Convocation speaker Rebecca Skloot and Freshman Summer Read title "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" .

One Book -- One Bozeman Progams

One Bozeman is a community-wide read program designed to encourage engaged discussion and literacy through the reading of a common book. The Bozeman Public Library is partnering with Bozeman Schools and local businesses to bring a successful and comprehensive program to our town to promote community building and civic engagement. In collaboration with the 2015 MSU Convocation, the community is invited to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and attend discussions and other programs sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library. All events are free and open to the public.

One Book One Bozeman Events

All events are free and open to the public:‚Äč

  • September 9, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Library Book Club Discussion
    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
    • Bozeman Public Library, Board Room
  • September 11, 12:00-1:30pm
    • Wonderlust Friday Forum
    • Stem Cells and Research: a presentation from WWAMI
    • Bozeman Public Library, Large Community Room

Wonderlust and the Bozeman Public Library Foundation are teaming up for
another year of Friday Forums hosted in the Library's Large Community Room
on the second Fridays of the month at noon. The series will kick off on
September 11 with a topic paired with the One Book – One Bozeman community
read and MSU's Convocation book selection, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta
Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. The book tells the true story and ethical
struggles behind the harvesting and researching of human “HeLa" cells from
Mrs. Lacks without her or her family's knowledge. Presenting will be Martin
Teintze, Ph.D., Director of the  WWAMI Medical Education Program at MSU, who
will address the current process, progress, and ethical aspect of cell
research. Dr. Teintze is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and
Biochemistry, runs the Teintze Lab working on HIV receptor and co-receptor
interactions, and is a recipient of the 1983-85: National Research Service
Award from the National Institutes of Health. The program is free and open
to the public; attending will be 20 Bozeman High School seniors in the
BioMed IV class, who use this book as part of the curriculum and will add a
multigenerational aspect to the discussion. There will be additional
programs during the month covering different topics found in the book as
part of the One Book - One Bozeman series. Please call Paula, Director of
the Library Foundation, at 582-2426 with any questions.

  • September 14, 7:00-9:00pm
    • Race and Poverty in the Time of Henrietta Lacks; Race and Poverty Here and Now
    • A presentation and discussion on the history, policy, and ethics surrounding the issues covered in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with Racial Equity Montana
    • Bozeman Public Library, Large Community Room
  • September 21, 7:00-9:00pm
    • Business, Legal, and Medical Ethics of Cell Research
    • A panel discussion with local expects and Bozeman Deaconess Hospital doctors and researchers
    • Bozeman Public Library, Large Community Room
  • September 25, 3:00-4:00pm
    • Book Club Discussion
    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
    • Aspen Pointe Senior Living with MSU Peer Leaders, Librarians, and Bozeman High School students

A Community Conversation

One Book One Bozeman Events

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