Posts Tagged ‘communal groups’

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – What’s Going On?

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR- What’s Going On? This has been a busy summer for me. I’ve traveled to Washington, D.C. (my birthplace), New York (my husband’s birthplace), San Francisco, Oakland, Visalia, Tijuana, and all over southern California. I have presented at libraries, senior centers, street fairs, and conferences.  I have had a number of interviews related to my life (Peoples Temple, Woodstock, Black Panthers, and/or Synanon) for documentaries, newspapers, blogtalk radio, and research projects. When I am not taking care of that, I am an activist. I do work on making the world a more sane place for all of us. I am politically ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: Where does Jonestown fit into the Historical Perspective of the Millennialist, Apocalyptic, and Utopian Intentional Communities?

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR PRESENTS: Where does Jonestown fit into the Historical Perspective of the Millennialist, Apocalyptic, and Utopian Intentional Communities?   COMMUNAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION - I sent in my Abstract for the scholarly paper I will present in Salt Lake City in October. Call for Papers 2016 Conference Theme: Anticipating the End Times: Millennialism, Apocalypticism, and Utopianism in Intentional Communities October 6–8, 2016 Salt Lake City, Utah.Deadline for Submission of Paper and Session Proposals: May 15, 2016   Where does Jonestown fit into the Historical Perspective of the Millennialist, Apocalyptic, and Utopian Intentional Communities? I will present a brief overview of these Intentional ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Meets February 2016 with Travel Plans!

February is moving in! I will be teaching the next two weeks - finishing up a long-term subbing job in a 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies class (which I LOVE!) and I will be heading to Washington State in two weeks. As a Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look author and public speaker, I will speak in classes and at a public setting at Puget Sound University in Tacoma, and then in the Friday Harbor library. And, I will meet up with my good friends living in Washington. GREAT! Let me know if you are in the area!

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Radio/Internet Interview

I was interviewed by  Tami Urbanek of Empowerment Through Healing Here are the links: Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/journeyfortruth/journey-for-truth-jonestown-cult-mass-su_1 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tamiurbanek-radio/jonestown-cult-mass-suicide-survivor Please share! Tami Urbanek Empowerment Through Healing Making New Choices to Create a New Reality Universal Education Foundation, 501 (c) (3) Listen to Journey For Truth on demand on Spreaker.com

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR TRIFECTA

Trifecta – Three Grand Events Saturday, November 14 was a special day. It was very full, but touched a lot of points. My day began with an interview at the San Diego State University Special Collections Room. I was interviewed by filmmaker John Borowski for one segment of his upcoming television series. He interviewed me and taped the conversation for over two hours. The setting was an extensive Peoples Temple Collection that Dr. Rob Ray, the SDSU Archivist, has set up. The collection has all types of media productions and other memorabilia from Jonestown survivors and other diverse sources. In ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR to Visit U Puget Sound in February

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR - I am traveling to Washington State in February. On February 15, I will present to classes, and give a lecture at U of Puget Sound, in Washington. Please let me know if you have some contacts there. Thanks so much! I will have events for the general public to come. Thanks, Laura

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Author to Present at Grand Rapids Library

Jonestown Survivor Author News: On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 7-8:30 p.m., I will present about my book, and the physical property in Jonestown, Guyana. I will have architectural maps and other photos. I will also sell signed books to the public. As always, I will have lots of time for Questions & Answers.

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – in Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky in October 2015

I have submitted my application and abstract to the Communal Studies Association Conference for my paper: 2015 Conference Theme: “Marking the Land: How Intentional Communities Shape Their Surrounding Physical & Social Landscapes” OCTOBER 1-3, 2015 Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. I am a Jonestown survivor and I continue to reflect on Peoples Temple and Jonestown, in particular. I am looking at the impact of the physical (remote) location and the layout of the community and how it affected members of the community. My current projects include completing Oral History Interviews of survivors and securing grants to allow a group of ...

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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 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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