Posts Tagged ‘36th Anniversary’

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR and Revisiting Jonestown

Hello everyone,      I wanted to give you an update about our plans to return to Guyana and Jonestown.  I spent time researching the type of grant that would allow us to go back to Guyana and Jonestown, and to record our individual perspectives and reflections. Most of the available grants that I found do not provide for the "R&D" portion - meaning the travel and equipment, in our case. The grants available for that somewhat-smaller project are also smaller.      My initial plan was to get a grant that would pay for our transportation and expenses in Guyana, our ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed by Chuck Ochelli on his Program “The Ochelli Effect” on UCY.TV Program tonight

I was interviewed by Chuck Ochelli on his UCY.TV program The Ochelli Effect with Chuck Ochelli - a 2-hour interview. He was a great interviewer, and we expect to have a follow-up interview. UCY.TV is an investigative media platform, designed to give YOU a voice on the platform of your choice: Video, live radio, podcasts, written articles and more. I was really impressed because he had done his own homework. That always allows any interview to be deeper. It will be posted on youtube here:  http://youtu.be/OaJsbjx4-nA

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Submits Presentation Proposal to Oral History Association

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR I have submitted my proposal for a Presentation at the Oral History Association Conference in Tampa, Florida in October, 2015. Here is a look: Title: Peoples Temple through Oral History Abstract: I will reflect on my collection of Oral History recordings of Peoples Temple survivors. I am a survivor of Jonestown, a member of the Board of the Communal Studies Association and annual Presenter, a newly-retired California teacher, the author of JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: An Insider’s Look, and a collector of Oral History. I have been involved with The Jonestown Institute for the past fifteen years, and have written numerous articles and ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Setting up Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 Speaking Events

Dear Colleague: I am a survivor of Jonestown, a member of the Board of the Communal Studies Association and annual Presenter, a newly-retired California teacher, the author of JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: An Insider’s Look, and a collector of Oral History. I have been involved with The Jonestown Institute for the past fifteen years, and have written numerous articles and participated in many documentaries and interviews in every format.  My website is www.jonestownsurvivor.com. My Oral History project is blossoming. I have completed ten recorded interviews, and plan ten more this year. Additionally, I plan to be the Project Director of a new Oral ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR REFLECTS AND LOOKS AHEAD 2014-2015

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR - REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS – 2014 and 2015 This past year has been a spontaneous combustion. So much has happened, so much that I didn’t see coming. Thankfully, I have a solid base with a wonderful husband, and awesome son – who keep me humble. After teaching everything from Bilingual Kindergarten to Computer Skills in Spanish to people on Disability, to CPR in Spanish in factories for the Red Cross, to Adult ESL, and then back to teaching 6th grade Language Arts – I retired from full-time teaching. I have traveled around the country to conferences, libraries, universities, and ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed by Justin Rohrlich for his article in the on-line magazine Hazlitt

‘How Did This Happen, and How Did I Not See It Coming?’ BY JUSTIN ROHRLICH Over 900 members of Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple died on November 18, 1978. Here, in their own words, are some of the people who made it out alive. DECEMBER 10, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on print “For god sakes let’s get on with it. We’ve lived, we’ve lived as no other people have lived and loved, we’ve had as much of this world as you’re going to get. Let’s just be done with it.” Convinced that the agricultural commune he’d established in a remote plot ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR VISITS HEALDSBURG LIBRARY

An Insider’s Look at Jonestown on NOVEMBER 21, 2014 Thirty-four years after Jonestown, the repercussions of the mass suicide in Guyana still resonate. Over 900 members of the People’s Temple and four visiting Americans – including a member of the U.S. House of Representatives – died literally “drinking the kool-aid.” For Laura Kohl, a survivor of the Peoples Temple calamity, it was as personal as it could be. An idealist and activist for civil rights, Kohl met Jim Jones, the head of the People’s Temple, and joined the cult first in California, later following the messianic leader to South America. Her survival was a “fluke” she says today, of ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR HAS BUSY SCHEDULE ON NOVEMBER 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 Here is the schedule for this November 18, the 36th anniversary. BOOK LAUNCH 10 a.m. (details of location are being worked out as we speak) Kathy Tropp Barbour has created a book of photos called Who Died, with photos of all of our friends and family from Jonestown. Kathy will be there with proofs of her Who Died book pages, and order forms to order a book.  The books will be available by the end of November, for $39.82 (includes tax and shipping). Take a look at the attachments. EVERGREEN CEMETERY, 6450 Camden St., Oakland, California 94605 We will gather at Evergreen ...

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JONESTOWN ANNIVERSARIES

JONESTOWN ANNIVERSARIES                The 36th anniversary of Jonestown just passed. As the anniversaries move in to the more distant past, the ceremonies at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland change too. We have two groups of former members, family members, and friends who gather each November 18. The morning group meets at 11 a.m. and is led by Reverend Jynona Norwood. She drives up from LA with a group of her parishioners, shares messages from some local or regional political leaders, and gathers with a handful of people more closely involved with the past. She lost many relatives in Jonestown. From Day 1, ...

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Wanda King – One Set of Cremains found in Dover, Delaware over the Summer of 2014

WANDA KING Wanda's Cremains were found in a Dover, Delaware abandoned funeral home.  Her cremains were buried at Evergreen Cemetery on October 20, 2014.                I can remember Wanda King very well.  She was a little older than me, about eight years.  We shared a job in Peoples Temple, in San Francisco and Los Angeles for several years, between 1974 and 1976.  We were “Greeters” at the doors.  As services were beginning inside, or as people were gathering at least, we Greeters stood outside.  In fact, we would “greet” all newcomers who came up the steps in Los Angeles, or who came ...

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