Strub in conversation with Walter Armstrong about his new book "Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival"
New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections presents an evening with Sean Strub, author and AIDS activist, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 6:30pm. Strub will be in conversation with Walter Armstrong, former editor of POZ, about his new memoir Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival. A reception will follow. The talk takes place in Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A, C, E, B, D, F, M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street].
The conversation will provide invaluable insight into where we are today in the AIDS epidemic, how we got there and what must be done next. Strub, a long-term HIV survivor, talks about his evolution from a closeted gay teen from Iowa to one of the most influential HIV/AIDS activists in the nation.
WHO: Sean Strub, author and AIDS activist in conversation with Walter Armstrong, former editor of POZ
WHAT: Conversation about Strub’s memoir, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival
WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 6:30pm
WHERE: Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place)
Body Counts is a powerful and engaging report from the front lines, a deeply personal testament from one of the longest-living HIV survivors. Not merely a nostalgic look backwards; Strub’s book assesses today’s AIDS epidemic and offers powerful strategies for curbing new transmissions, while also demanding an end to the mounting cases of AIDS criminalization across America.
About Sean Strub:
Sean Strub is an activist, writer, and executive director of the Sero Project, which combats the criminalization of people with HIV. He founded POZ magazine, the leading publication providing information about HIV, and is a frequent speaker about HIV/AIDS, self-empowerment, and the intersections of sex, public health, and the law. A native of Iowa City, Strub attended Georgetown and Columbia. He and his partner, Xavier Morales, live in New York and Milford, Pennsylvania, where he co-owns the historic Hotel Fauchère and is active in historic preservation.
About Fales Library and Special Collections:
The Fales Library, comprising nearly 355,000 volumes, and over 10,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses The Fales Collection of British and American Literature, the Downtown Collection, and the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Downtown Collection documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video objects. The Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection is a vast collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City. Other strengths of the Fales Library include the Alfred C. Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll, the Robert Frost Library, the Kaplan and Rosenthal Collections of Judaica and Hebraica and the manuscript collections of Elizabeth Robins and Erich Maria Remarque. The Fales Library preserves manuscripts and original editions of books that are rare or important not only because of their texts, but also because of their value as artifacts.