JONESTOWN SURVIVOR to Present at Annual Communal Studies Association Conference

This week, on Friday October 5, 2012, I will present a scholarly paper at the Communal Studies Association Conference in the Oneida Community in upstate New York.

 

Here are the details:

PEOPLES TEMPLE AND SYNANON – MODERN COMMUNITIES

THE ROLE OF WOMEN

                During the two decades from 1970 until 1990, I was a resident in two modern residential communities – both, controversial and unique communities.  I am the only one from either community who experienced them both.  We continue to have rich friendships and frequent contacts.  I will compare and contrast the leadership styles, including the role of women.  I will share the thoughts from my fellow survivors of Jonestown, and fellow ex-members of Synanon.  In conclusion, I will share my own experience in the groups.  I speak only for myself in this paper.  In both communities, there is a wide range of reflection and opinion about almost every aspect of the group.

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