1951: A mother visits the “colored” gynecology ward of Johns Hopkins, knowing something unusual is happening in her body. 1981: A child watches Carl Sagan’s Cosmos on a television in Chicago as her auntie plays bid whist upstairs. The Distant Future: A gold-plated flying saucer hovers over the Earth, its pilot watching and waiting patiently as stars gently twinkle in her hair. All three stories connect, collide and expand, blending Afrofuturism with the true story of Henrietta Lacks and one little girl’s love of science. This winter, HeLa explores who has the power over the stuff we are made of.
Choose a DateDecember 2018
Fullerton Brown/Red/Purple Lines: 943-947 W Fullerton Ave
#11 Lincoln Bus: Lincoln & Belden/Orchard
#74 Fullerton Bus: Lincoln & Belden/Orchard
#8 Halsted Bus: Belden & Halsted Walk one block West