Posts Tagged ‘history 1970s’

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 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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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 Visits U of Puget Sound in February, 2018

Jonestown Survivor Visit to U of Puget Sound on Monday, February 12, 2018: 9:15 meet host, Dr. Jeff Matthews at U of Puget Sound 10:00 first-year seminar (students will have just finished Jonestown paper) 11:00 first-year seminar (same as above) 12-2pm lunch/break 2:00 pm senior research class (wide-ranging discussion including research and writing process) 3-5 pm break 5:00-6pm campus presentation 6:30 pm dinner

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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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