Minutes, contract agreements, corporate and government reports, correspondence, financial records, clippings, publicity material
and other administrative records, 1987-1993, from writer and activist Bruce Mirken. Mirken worked for over 20 years in communications
and activism in social justice, drug policy reform, LGBT- and AIDS-related issues, and materials in the collection document
his participation in AIDS- and LGBT-related organizations, government agencies and committees.
Bruce Mirken is a writer with 20 years experience in communications and activism in social justice, drug policy reform, LGBT-
and AIDS-related issues. Mirken grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Pomona College in 1978. His activist career began
in the LGBT community in the campaign against California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative in 1978, then he went on to participate
in a number of social activists movements. He was a regular contributor to periodicals such as
San Francisco Chronicle,
AIDS Treatment News,
San Francisco Bay Guardian,
Progressive Media Project, and
Los Angeles Reader; and a contributor to books and anthologies such as
Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition (2007), T
he Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism (2001),
Sexually Stigmatized Communities (1999), and
Uncommon Heroes (1994), among others. Mirken has worked as a freelance communications consultant and was communications director for the
Marijuana Policy Project for eight years.
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