Tuesday, June 14 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Author Christopher Pullen discusses his new work, Pedro Zamora, Sexuality and AIDS Education: The Autobiographical Self, Activism and The Real World (Cambria Press, 2016). The book details how Pedro Zamora (1972-1994), a gay AIDS activist of Cuban descent, became a worldwide media phenomenon, particularly after his participation in The Real World television series set in San Francisco in 1994. The presentation includes a showing of the rarely screened documentary A Tribute to Pedro Zamora, offering insight into Zamora’s time in the city and his reach to the wider world. Zamora died at age 22, the same year that he appeared on The Real World, yet his story continues offering an important contribution to debates about AIDS education for young people and diverse populations. Admission: $5.00; free for members.