Author: Libby Copeland in conversation with Alicia Zhou

The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are
Saturday, 10/24/2020
4:00 - 5:00
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The Lost Family explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves and its ramifications for American culture broadly. Libby Copeland will be in conversation with Alicia Zhou, Chief Science Officer at Color, a data-driven platform for population health.

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

In collaboration with the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural and educational institutions, the Bay Area Science Festival, now in its 10th year, is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Organized by the Science and Health Education Partnership at UCSF, the Festival features hundreds of online activities, provocative conversations and virtual tours of cutting-edge facilities, all designed to connect residents with the region’s scientists and engineers.

The festival runs from Oct. 21-25 and at SFPL we will feature picture books with a science connection during our live story times that week. Also join us online for STEM workshops aimed at elementary school-age audiences that explore basic science, engineering, math and technology topics.

Copies of The Lost Family, signed and personalized by Libby Copeland, can be purchased through The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY (Attention: Jennifer Kohn, (914) 769-8322).

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Registration: http://bit.ly/LostFamily10-24-20

SFPL YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/yQBUYM1E6Yw

 

 


The Bay Area Science Festival is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Organized by the Science and Health Education Partnership at UCSF, the Festival features hundreds of online activities, provocative conversations and virtual tours of cutting-edge facilities, all designed to connect residents with the region’s scientists and engineers.


ATTENDING PROGRAMS

Questions about the program or problems registering? Contact sfplcpp@sfpl.org. For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4557 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.


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