Community Read for Spring 2014



Yvonne Terrell-Powell

206-546 4509



Meet Henrietta Lacks' Family!

Where: Edmonds Community College

Black Box Theater

When: April 23, at 7:00 p.m.

What: At this FREE event, meet members of Henrietta Lacks' family and talk with them about the book and their experiences.

The Center for Equity and Engagement, Campus Diversity Action Committee and Shoreline's Ray W. Howard Library invite you to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which tells a riveting story about the life of Henrietta Lacks and her family and the "untold story of how her cells were taken without her knowledge and have become one the most important tools in medicine". This book also addresses issues related to family, race/ethnicity, gender, civil rights, economics, public health, medicine, research and ethics. You can see a brief video and read more at the author's, Rebekka Skloot's, website.


Getting the Book

Thanks to the Shoreline Community College Foundation and the Ray W. Howard Library 18 copies of the book are available for FREE to students. To get one, you'll need to write a reflective piece (poems, journal, song, paper, etc.) and/or complete a course assignment related to the reading.


Otherwise, copies will go on sale at the college bookstore starting March 31st. One copy will also be on reserve at the college's library. For classified staff of the college, you can use professional development funds; please see your representative.


Our Schedule

Locations for the meeting will be in room 9202. Below are dates, times and which chapters will be discussed.


April 9 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 1-4

April 16 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 5-8 

April 23* 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 9-12 

April 30 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 13-16
May 7 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 17-21
May 14 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 22-25 
May 21 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 26-30 
May 30 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 31-35
June 4 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. 36-38