Memorial for John Iversen

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday April 17, 2019
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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.

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