The 'What the Health' Book Club is back for 2021
01/15/2021

The "What the Health" Book Club kicks off 2021 with a movie screening of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on January 23rd at Penn Cinema.

Online PR News – 15-January-2021 – Lancaster, PA – The "What the Health" Book Club is excited to kick off 2021 and cervical cancer awareness month with a movie screening "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". Join us for the screening on January 23rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Penn Cinema. All participants must wear masks and observe social distancing protocols. Following the movie, we will have a panel discussion that will also be available online.

The Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute is sponsoring this screening. Focused on bringing together clinical experts, advanced technology, and a range of support services, the Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute is working to create a place designed to support patients and their families' mind, body, and spirit.

The "What the Health" virtual book club is aimed at raising awareness about health equity. On the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm EST, we will be bringing together a diverse group of people who have new and unique perspectives. 2021 is the second year for the 'What the Health Book Club,' and it promises to be an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insights into health equity.

The books scheduled for January through July of 2021 are already set and will run as follows:

January 27th - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
February 24th - Beyond Every Wall: Becoming the First Black Female Transplant Surgeon by Velma Scantlebury
March 31st - Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington
April 28th - Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
May 26th - The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border by Francisco Cantu
June 30th - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates
July 28th - Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself—And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future by Harriet Washington