July 27, 2011 · 7:30 PM
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Please join the
Vegetarian Society of DC Book Club discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by
To participate just read at least half the book -- and RSVP at least two days before the meeting.
“Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year-old black mother of five in Baltimore when she died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her knowledge, doctors treating her at Johns Hopkins took tissue samples... These cells have aided in medical discoveries from the polio vaccine to AIDS treatments.” -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review
We will meet at a vegetarian restaurant (in DC, MD, or VA). People who RSVP "yes" will get the location information. For more details contact
Beth through meet up. For more information about the book club (including everything we have read over 19 years!) visit
Be considerate...if your plans change, PLEASE update your RSVP!