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Memorial for John Iversen

by BAR staff

John Iversen
John Iversen  

There will be a celebration of life for John Iversen, a gay man and longtime East Bay AIDS activist who died last fall, Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street in Berkeley.

Mr. Iversen died October 1, 2018 after experiencing a massive stroke. He was 69.

Among Mr. Iversen's many accomplishments was his starting ACT UP/East Bay in 1989 and Berkeley's needle exchange program a year later. At that time, syringe exchange was illegal.

He was also a musician and artist.

For more information, visit the Facebook page at https://bit.ly/2Z9VJxF. To read the Bay Area Reporter's obituary, visit https://www.ebar.com/news/news//266583.

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