Posts Tagged ‘Guyana’

Jonestown Survivor – 2nd book in the Works!

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR - Book 2 is in the Works! I am excited to say that I am resuming my work on my second book. I am setting the deadline for my first draft mid-June 2019. This book will have four parts: Updates on all things Peoples Temple/Jonestown that I have learned since I wrote my first book Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look in 2009 and published it in 2010. Putting Peoples Temple and the rise of Jim Jones in Historical Perspective. Jonestown and Guyana - last March, seven of us returned to Guyana and Jonestown. My husband Ron, and son Raul, Jordan Vilchez (a fellow ...

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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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JONESTOWN SURVIVORS at 40th Anniversary

Kohl Speech for 40th Anniversary It is wonderful to see everyone here. Some who could not make the trip are awaiting our photos and thoughts as well. When I reflect on my nearly 9 years in Peoples Temple, I feel that it was both one of the highlights and one of the deepest traumas of my life. When I was in Peoples Temple in both California and in Guyana, I felt committed to an idea, even a dream, that took me outside of my personal needs. I found a community that asked much of the members. I thought that I was making ...

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Jonestown Survivor Shares Information about Book by Judy Bebelaar and Ron Cabral

Judy Bebelaar and Ron Cabral were teachers at Opportunity High School in San Francisco. They got to know many of our Peoples Temple youth. Now, they've written a book about them -- And then, they were gone. Here is the link: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/books/teachers-recall-students-they-lost-in-jonestown-in-and-then-they-were-gone Teachers recall students they lost in Jonestown in ‘And Then They Were Gone’ Sam Whiting November 6, 2018 Updated: November 16, 2018, 9:20 am Judy Bebelaar with an unidentified student at Opportunity II High School.Photo: Mary Delema, Margaret Copeland/TerraGrafix Each November the names of the dead come to Judy Bebelaar as if she’s back in class for roll call. Rory Bargeman, Wesley Breidenbach, Marilee Bogue, Joyce Brown, Dorothy ...

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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 – 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 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 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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