Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St NW
On April 14th, TEDxFoggyBottom will feature the innovative ideas of our community’s risk-takers and unconventional change-makers. With our 2018 theme of Fear Itself, we aim to re-examine the concept of fear by presenting talks and performances that cast it in different lights: as a hindrance, a motivator, a biological response, a source of entertainment, and even as an immovable given.
Over the next few weeks, we will highlight speakers who have committed to TEDxFoggyBottom 2018.
David Lacks Jr. and Veronica Robinson are the grandson and great-granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells were harvested without her consent to create vaccines for diseases ranging from polio to HPV. The two are passionate patient-rights activists who have traveled the country speaking truth to power as they share Henrietta's story and advocate for bioethics policies and medical consent laws. Lacks and Robinson currently represent their family on a panel at the National Institute for Health (NIH) that reviews applications for the use of HeLa cells in research.
Tickets for the general public are $20 each and will not be available at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit http://tedxfoggybottom.com/tickets.