Posts Tagged ‘cult’

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – What if Congressman Ryan had NOT visited Jonestown?

What if Congressman Ryan Had NOT Visited Jonestown? A question that comes up often, and did again today, from a researcher/friend, is: Would the deaths in Jonestown have happened without Congressman Leo Ryan's visit tipping Jim over the edge?   Here are my 2 cents: Basically, there was a lot going on affecting Jonestown and Jim in the summer of 1978 - Jim was increasingly paranoid, mentally ill, isolated, and more addicted to drugs Jim learned that Jonestown would never be self-sufficient for the residents - 1,000 and another 1,000 waiting to come over - his original plan was for 600 but he oversold it. The ...

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Jonestown Survivor Interview on All Out Attack Podcast

  JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interview on All Out Attack Podcast with Harry Robinson I was interviewed for All Out Attack Podcast this last week. During the 40th Anniversary of Jonestown, many of us survivors expected the interest in/curiosity about Jonestown and Peoples Temple to slow down. Afterall, it had been 40 years. The opposite has been true. Since November 18, I have had many students, researchers, and historians reach out for interviews. This month, I have had people from around the world contact me for interviews - from Sweden, England, and other countries, and numerous students who were competing in the National History ...

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Plans for the 40th Anniversary of Jonestown – November 18, 2018

Jonestown 40th Anniversary Plans Sunday, 11/18, Ceremony at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland: First, is a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery (6450 Camden Street, Oakland, CA 94605). Monday, 11/19, Open House at California Historical Society from 10 a.m.-12 noon. This is a chance to see some of the books, projects and Ca Historical Society Archives - important especially if you are looking for photos of loved ones. For authors, you can show your writing and projects, but it is not a time to sell any products. Please contact Patricia Pforte by October 25, 2018 if you would like ...

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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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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR to Speak at San Diego State University – OSHER Class

Jonestown Survivor to Speak on Cult Leadership Styles, at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SDSU, March 29 BY  SUZANA NORBERG  – JANUARY 24, 2018POSTED IN: EDITORS PICK, SDSU'S OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE How do you distinguish quirkiness from insanity in a leader? What are the red flags to watch for? What are our expectations of a leader? A fluke-survivor of the Peoples Temple and decade-long resident of Synanon — an alternative community in Santa Monica, Calif. that disbanded in 1991 — will share her analysis of both cults, as part of the Love Library Series through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SDSU. Laura Johnston Kohl will ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Presents in Ohio

My Ohio Events - October 3-6, 2017 Tuesday 10/3 University of Cincinnati, hosted by Dr. Brian Metcalf 9:30 - 10:50 Brian Metcalf and Sara Speybroeck's classes from 9:30-10:50 in Swift Hall 500 11:00 - 12:20 Nancy Roger’s Class in Edwards 2:00 - 3:20 Valarie Hardcastle's class in McMicken 127 3:30 - 4:50 Nancy Roger’s Interpersonal Relations Class in Edwards Break 6:00-7:30 pm in Lindner Center 450 - Public Community Event   ZOAR HISTORIC COMMUNITY - Communal Studies Association Conference Friday, October 6 3-4:30 Session D-2 School (downstairs) Ronald Kohl, Moderator Laura Johnston Kohl University Presenter-Jonestown Survivor Peoples Temple - Change and the Chameleon that was Jim Jones Catherine Abbott University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin Racial ...

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Jonestown Survivor is Soliciting Guyanese Writers to Share Reflections of Jonestown

WHY a Guyana Section of the jonestown report? Laura Johnston Kohl I am delighted to share that I will be the Assistant Editor of the Guyanese Perspective section of the annual jonestown report, published by Fielding Mc'gehee and The Jonestown Institute. My journey to understanding Peoples Temple started with me looking through a microscope.at my life and my pain. Then, I widened out my view to include my fellow survivors, and a growing group of those also affected by the deaths and Peoples Temple. I gradually moved beyond the smaller circle into a more global understanding. When I returned to the United States in ...

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UPDATED JONESTOWN SURVIVOR SCHEDULE – Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Jonestown Survivor Fall 2017 to Spring 2018 Activities - Update September 12 Skype Interview with Polish Journalist Piotr Wloczyk of Historia Do Rzeczy, the largest Polish history magazine October 3 (Tuesday) University of Cincinnati 9:30-11 2 classes - Conformity and Obedience Psychology Class, Speybroeck’s class, and a Stats/Research Methods Class, my host Dr. Brian Metcalf’s class. 2-3:20 Psychology Class on Cognition and Learning, Room: McMicken 127, in Valerie Hardcastle’s room 6-7:30 Presentation Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple, “Lindner Center 450,” 2751 O’Varsity Way, Cincinnati, OH October 6 Presentations at Communal Studies Association at the Zoar Community October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9 and November 16, ...

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Jonestown Survivor is Editor of Guyanese Perspective Section of the Jonestown Report

[caption id="attachment_2073" align="alignnone" width="3200"] Evergreen Cemetery - Peoples Temple Panels[/caption]the jonestown report As a Jonestown Survivor, I am working on a very interesting project. The Jonestown Institute publishes (now on-line) a yearly "report" with writing from many sources about all things Peoples Temple. This year, I am editor of a "Guyanese Perspective" section. Over the past week, I have heard from about 150 Guyanese about their experiences with Peoples Temple in Guyana. It is fascinating! The articles will appear in the November issue of The Jonestown Report - take a look at last year's edition at: http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=67218 the jonestown report, Volume 18, November ...

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