Jonestown Survivor Hosted Table at Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley

Jonestown Survivor hosted a table at the Bay Area Book Festival for the fourth year in a row. On April 28 and 29, 2018, I traveled up to Berkeley from San Diego. I hosted a table for two days, refreshing people's memories about Peoples Temple and Jonestown. I now always carry a large sheet of the faces from Peoples Temple. I feel like my friends accompany me wherever I go. While I was at the Book Festival, several of my dearest Peoples Temple friends and other friends stopped by. It is always a highlight for me to mingle with both Peoples ...

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Jonestown Survivor presented at Arkansas Tech University –

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR visited Arkansas Tech University in April, 2018. This is the site posted on the Arkansas Tech University website by the awesome Sherry Tinerella, the Public Services Librarian at the Ross Pendergraft Library & Tech Center on campus. It has wonderful information: http://libguides.atu.edu/jonestown

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Arkansas On-Line Article about my Arkansas Tech University Presentations

In 1978, 918 people died at the hands of cult leader Jim Jones, but Laura Johnston Kohl lived to tell By Francisca Jones This article was published April 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. PHOTO BY SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Jonestown survivors Laura Johnston Kohl (left) and Jordan Vilchez pause at the grave in Guyana devoted to the 918 people who lost their lives on Nov. 18, 1978. Johnston Kohl recounted her experiences as a member of Peoples Temple and her visit last month to Guyana during “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid: Advice from a Jonestown Survivor” at Arkansas Tech University on April 5. Laura Johnston Kohl’s Guyana ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Interview printed in Guyana Times, April 8, 2018

transcript of our TV interview was published in Guyana Times Sunday April 8, 2018, in my column 'Preserving our literary heritage Preserving our literary Heritage by Petamber Persaud   The Burgeoning Jonestown Bookshelf (extract of a conversation with Laura Johnston Kohl and Jordan Vilchez, Guyana, March 2018,  both are back in Guyana on the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown episode. Kohl has already published one book on Jonestown with another forthcoming while Vilchez is preparing two books for young adults.)   PP No one book can account for a people’s history. Parts of our history are still stored in diaries and memoires and in foreign archives. ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVORS – Article in April 1, 2018 Stabroek News

Today's article in the Starbroek News, by Shabna Rahman. Here is the complete article: Jonestown survivors in emotional trip to Port Kaituma By Shabna Rahman    Laura Johnston Kohl (left) and Jordan Vilchez at the tombstone in Jonestown that was built in honour of the victims The two survivors of the Jonestown tragedy who recently revisited the scene and relived memories of what they once called home,’ are looking to have renewed a personal friendship with Guyana. Laura Johnston Kohl, 70, and Jordan Vilchez, 60 of the USA are planning to return in December, along with some other survivors to conduct a “free book giveaway” in ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Appears on YouTube 03-29-2018

As a Jonestown Survivor, I was interviewed for a YouTube program for this program: an AfterWords to our Believers and Nonbelievers episode on “The Differences Between Cult and Religion.” The first link was the orignal discussion, which I was unable to participate in. The second link is my interview. Here are the two links: https://youtu.be/mY_F1RhtQBw https://youtu.be/W5zVOat-CZ0

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Two Survivors Revisited Jonestown in March 2018

Jonestown Survivors Revisit Jonestown As a member of Peoples Temple for seven years here in the United States, I moved to Guyana in March, 1977. March seems to be my month for moves. I moved from Connecticut to California in March 1970. Then, I left California for Guyana in March of 1977. I lived in Guyana - in both Georgetown and Jonestown. When my wonderful friends and adopted family members, and others, died on November 18, 1978, I happened to be living in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. Within weeks of that horrific event, most of the survivors living in Georgetown ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Article from Guyana’s Independent Stabroek News – March 11, 2018

Here is the article from the Guyanese Independent Press - Stabroek News: Local News Two Jonestown survivors reach out to Port Kaituma By Shabna Rahman  Two American women who survived the Jonestown tragedy on November 18, 1978 have finally returned to Guyana to show appreciation and have dialogue with the residents of the mainly Amerindian community. Laura Johnston Kohl, 70, and Jordan Vilchez, 60, journeyed to Port Kaituma last Tuesday, 40 years later, for a meet and greet and to answer tough questions. They didn’t visit before because they tried to put the incident behind and not be reminded of that horrible day when the lives ...

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  Jonestown Survivor Activities from February to April, 2018

  Jonestown Survivor Activities from February to April, 2018 Saturday, 2/10 - Interview in the Epilogue of a cult discussion about Believers/Non-believers for a YouTube broadcast.   Monday, 2/12 - University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington - Classes all day long, and then a Public/campus presentation: 5 pm McIntyre Hall 101.   Wednesday, 2/14 and Monday, 2/19 7-8:30 p.m., Palomar College, Dr. Fredi Avalos’ Class on “Power, Discourse and Social Identity”   March - a return trip to Guyana.   Wednesdays, 3/14, 3/21, and 3/28 - CSU-San Bernadino in Palm Desert, Osher class. 1-4   Thursday, 3/29, San Diego State Osher Class, SDSU Love Library 1-2:50   Thursday, 4/5, Arkansas Technical University, Russelville, Arkansas, Classes during ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR News for a Visit to Palomar College in San Marcos

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR News - I will be presenting at the Palomar College class of Dr. Fredi Avalos.  Her class is “Power, Discourse and Social Identity.” I will present on Wednesday February 14 and Monday, February 19, from 7=8:15 p.m.

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