JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Current Schedule 2017-2018

Jonestown Survivor - Current Schedule  Currently, I am writing my 2nd book.  Additionally, I have these scheduled presentations: July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm - I am attending: San Francisco’s Museum of African Diaspora White Nights, Black Paradise | A Screening and Discussion on Black Women, Peoples Temple and Jonestown   August 8 - Panelist 10:30-12 (as a Quaker) 2017 Poway Interfaith Team putting on a 2017 NAIN “CONNECT” Conference, San Diego   October 5-7 Presenter of two Scholarly Papers on Peoples Temple at Communal Studies Association Conference in Zoar Community, in Ohio 2017 Conference Theme: “To succeed, grow and survive, all successful communal groups have had ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Upcoming Class

Jonestown Survivor News - I have been asked to teach a 5-week OSHER Class here in San Diego. Here is the Course Outline:      Selected History of the 1960s and 1970s Laura Johnston Kohl, Jonestown Survivor and Author, will present a 5-week study of selected United States History from the 1960s and 1970s. Each class will focus on a different aspect of those two decades. -1st class will review US History, beginning with the 1955 arrest of Rosa Parks, including the assassinations of five inspiring leaders in the 1960s, and ending in 1970. -2nd class will review the struggles for different national communities to gain ...

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Museum of African American Diaspora Hosts New Jonestown Study

Jonestown Survivor will join many other survivors in the Bay Aeea plan to attend this event: White Nights, Black Paradise | A Screening and Discussion on Black Women, Peoples Temple and Jonestown When: July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $10 General | $5 Students/Seniors | Free MoAD Members CONVERSATION FILM SCREENING PANEL DISCUSSION On November 18, 1978, more than 900 people died in a mass murder-suicide at the Peoples Temple Settlement in Jonestown, Guyana. Although the majority of the Jonestown massacre victims were black women, nearly four decades since the tragedy black women’s voices remain marginalized in Jonestown literature. Based on ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Feedback from CSUSM OSHER Students

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR California State University OSHER Class feedback: Did this course meet your expectations? Satisfied – 5 Dissatisfied – 0 Neither – 0 Comments:  Always wondered what a hippy turned out to be as an adult.  Excellent personal experience presentation  It was a very compelling presentation, the fact that the speaker knew all the facts from experience made it very interesting study of human nature.  It was a very interesting lecture  historical significance, well presented What subject areas would you like to see implanted in our program?  More historical subjects

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR to Present at UCSD OSHER Class

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR will present at an UCSD OSHER Class: Surviving Peoples Temple at Jonestown: One Woman’s Story Laura Kohls Johnston Peoples Temple was a response and thought to be a solution to the historic events taking place in the 1950s. From about 1953 on, television brought a new dimension to understanding history. We thought we could watch it as it evolved. We could see the characters and personalities, and we could see the consequences immediately. In other words, we could not just ignore the world around us anymore. This lecture will examine that part of U.S. history which allowed the creation and ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Meets Up with Jeff Guinn

Jeff Guinn’s ROAD TO JONESTOWN Over the past three years, Jeff Guinn (author of 19 books) has been interviewing the people around the country who have remained in the “attic” of Peoples Temple. Of course, he also interviewed all of the more public and available survivors, family members, and connections. In March, his book ROAD TO JONESTOWN was published. Now he is doing the road tour to introduce his book and touch on a few of his discoveries. I am a Jonestown survivor, and travel often, to universities, conferences, Quaker Meetings, and other OSHER and community gatherings around the country. I rarely ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – April 2017 Events

Jonestown Survivor April 2017 Events April 5 Communal Studies Association Board Meeting - via Conference Call April 9-11 University of Southern Indiana, Evansville April 10 - WNIN (local PBS) interview April 10 - Two classes - Intro Psychology and English April 10 - 6:30 Carter Hall - Public Meeting April 11 - Two classes - Communication and Philosophy April 11 - EVPL (local library podcast) Interview April 19 University of San Francisco, Schiavo Science Center 303 (1-2 p.m.), and Meeting at California Historical Society in my new role as “Advisor” to the Peoples Temple Archive there, to learn of current status of the Collection. April 21 CSUSM (OSHER Class) ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed by Frame of Mind Coaching Program

Here is an interview I recently did: Kim Ades interviews #Jonestown Massacre survivor Laura Johnston KOHL about becoming an activist, joining the Peoples Temple, the work she did with them, how tragedy struck and how she survived. Listen here: http://www.frameofmindcoaching.com/… Frame of Mind Transforming Your World

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Jonestown Survivor – March 2017 – Another Busy Month

Jonestown Survivor - March 2017  - Another Busy Month In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb by Lorie Hill March roars in like a lion So fierce, The wind so cold, It seems to pierce. It is possible that in times past, both the weather and life were predictable. But, my life is anything but that. This month of March is a full month: I got a cd copy of a show I was interviewed for - “Serial Killer Culture” A John Borowski Show, Season 1. I taught an OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute Class for California State University-San Marcos, on “The Evolution of Peoples Temple in the ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Presents in OSHER Class

Jonestown Survivor presented at a California State University-San Marcos Osher Class this week. Here are the comments from the 33 students in the class: Does this course meet your expectations? Satisfied – 15/16 – 93.75% Neither Satisfied or dissatisfied – 1/16 – 6.25% Dissatisfied – 0/16 – 0% Please explain why you were satisfied or dissatisfied. Laura was a wonderful story teller and she kept me mesmerized with her story. She approaches this experience with objectivity - well done. Fascinating, first person true story AND I knew one of the victims! Laura Johnston Kohl discussed her experiences with compassion and insight. Very insightful lecture from Jonestown survivor. Feel fortunate ...

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