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Veteran Aids Activist Sean Strub at Bard College at Simon’s Rock to Read from his Acclaimed New Book, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, Aids and Survival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2014

Contact: Karen Anderson
Associate Director of Communications
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
kanderson@simons-rock.edu
413-528-7209

 

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Veteran Aids Activist Sean Strub at Bard College at Simon’s Rock to Read from his Acclaimed New Book, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, Aids and Survival
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Veteran AIDS activist and author Sean Strub will be at Bard College at Simon’s Rock for a reading on Monday April 7, 2014, 4:00 p.m. in the Alumni Library. Strub is the nationally recognized founder of POZ magazine, member of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, theatre producer, and pioneering LGBT community marketer. His new memoir, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, recounting 35 years on the frontlines of the LGBT and AIDS movements.

Body Counts has been praised across America. The Boston Globe calls it a "deeply moving, stunningly honest memoir." The San Francisco Chronicle says Body Counts "presents us with an insider's view of American political life that is almost inevitably left out of history books, and even more alarming, absent from recent historical memory." Kirkus Reviews calls the book a “valuable document that gives an insider’s view into AIDS activism and declares that compassion can mean just as much as cure.” Ari Shapiro, NPR’s White House Correspondent, says, “Sean Strub has written more than just a memoir. Body Counts pulls back the curtain on a hidden half-century of American history…. The tale of a life lived in high-resolution, high-intensity, saturated Technicolor.”

For more information, directions, or parking instructions, visit www.simons-rock.edu/events.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to begin college after the tenth or eleventh grade. Students are taught exclusively in small seminars by a supportive, highly-trained faculty. Degrees are granted in over 40 areas of study. Most graduates proceed to earn graduate and professional degrees at highly selective universities. Simon's Rock was founded in 1966 and joined the Bard College network in 1979. For more information visit www.simons-rock.edu.

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