Posts Tagged ‘history 1970s’

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – A Survivor and More

HOW DOES THE TERM “SURVIVOR” FIT ME? I was interviewed this week by Torrey Bailey from SD City Beat. She asked me how the term “Survivor” fits me. I have traveled through many labels in my life. I began as a zealot. The first twenty years of my life, I searched, experimented, and followed my passions. I made lousy decisions as well as some good ones. But, I stayed optimistic, thinking things would always work out for me. When I moved into Peoples Temple in March of 1970, I was still a zealot. I was willing to be a very ...

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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 Answers a Author’s Questions

An author who hopes to write a realistic fiction book sent me this list of her final questions before finishing up her writing. I am including my answers here. • I'm trying to find more information about day-to-day life in the Ukiah/SF Peoples Temple, especially the experiences of children. To my understanding, children came to the Temple after school for tutoring, swimming lessons, group activities, choir practice, etc., but I can't find much more than surface information. Was this only for Wednesday School, or did most members (and their children) come to the Temple every day for services and other ...

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WHIRLWIND TOUR for JONESTOWN SURVIVOR

I just returned from two weeks speaking at the Shaker Village and other venues in Lexington, KY, and at Grand Valley State University and other sites in Grand Rapids, Michigan, speaking about my life and my book JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: An Insider’s Look. I presented at the Communal Studies Association Conference, at several libraries, at a news station, at a Book Group, at several Quaker Meetings, and at the University. I always come back from my trips inspired by the people I meet. The deaths in Jonestown, at the hands of Jim Jones and his small band of secretaries and ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Presents at Lexington Beaumont Branch Library

On Thursday night, October 1, I presented as a JONESTOWN SURVIVOR at Lexington's Beaumont Branch Library. The wonderful Librarian sent me this note and some of these photos. Thank you very much for presenting your program at the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library. I've attached the photos I took and I would like to share some of the comments with you: "Amazing. Profound. Humbling. Thank you!" "Amazing speaker, very intelligent, articulate, and emotional (in a good way!). Super important point of view about a topic that is very hard to understand." "Amazing woman & fantastic presentation. More people need to know!" "This ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR EVENTS SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2015

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR BOOK EVENTS Over the Next 30 days September 18 Internet Radio Interview on AUTHORESS, with Terry E. Lyle. September 19 SKYPE interview with UK writer Robin S. Boyd. She contacted me saying “I'm currently working on a narrative feature film project with British producers Dean M. Woodford and Sebastian Street (Tomorrow, Exec. produced by Martin Scorsese) and I would love to include your story and portrayal in our film, I'm also very interested in your involvement with the Black Panthers. October 1 6-8 p.m. Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch, Lexington, Ky. October 2 10:30-12 noon Presentation at Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, Ky. ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Answers an Author’s Questions

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Answers Questions from a New Author I often get questions from people who are studying Peoples Temple and Jonestown. hey are educTators, authors, or curious students. A student writing a book aobut Peoples Temple has contacted me and asked these questions. I used to just answer questions for the individual. Now, I tend to think that others have questions about some of the same things. I have started answering the questions here in my blog. (I do not correct their grammar - I cut and paste their questions.) 1.  In "Raven," Reiterman described the onset of the siege as "bedlam," and related ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR to Speak at Communal Studies Association Conference

Jonestown Survivor will be speaking at the Communal Studies Association Conference in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky on October 2, 2015. Here is the block I'll be speaking with: 10:30-12:00 SESSION 2 IN FOUR VENUES & CONCURRENT SITE TOUR OPTIONS (Sign-up sheets)    Session 2A -  Musical Landscapes of Community Roger Hall “My Shaker Home”:  The last Shaker song and the pure mountain air    Denise Seachrist Shaping the Faithful:  The Music of Snow Hill Etta Madden Shaping the Social Landscape: La Bagnaia and the Sienese Mountain Songs of May     Session 2B --  Landscapes of Distress Stewart Davenport This is NOT the Place: Inhospitable Environments for Communal Experiments Laura Kohl PEOPLES TEMPLE LANDSCAPES - Jonestown and Georgetown Charles ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Why Revisit Jonestown and Guyana?

  Jonestown Survivor - many Jonestown survivors - will return to Guyana for a Visit, Likely in March 2016 I have been in contact with many survivors who plan to go back to Guyana, on an arranged trip, in March 2016. In response to some of the concerns people brought up, I have thought more about why I am interested in going. This is what I wrote to those already committed to go, and those who are making up their minds now. Hi everyone, A couple of people have spoken to Melissa, and/or me about thoughts about the return trip to Guyana. Really, this ...

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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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