Posts Tagged ‘Jonestown Survivor’

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 – 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 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 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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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Current Schedule 2017-2018

Jonestown Survivor - Current Schedule  Currently, I am writing my 2nd book.  Additionally, I have these scheduled presentations: July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm - I am attending: San Francisco’s Museum of African Diaspora White Nights, Black Paradise | A Screening and Discussion on Black Women, Peoples Temple and Jonestown   August 8 - Panelist 10:30-12 (as a Quaker) 2017 Poway Interfaith Team putting on a 2017 NAIN “CONNECT” Conference, San Diego   October 5-7 Presenter of two Scholarly Papers on Peoples Temple at Communal Studies Association Conference in Zoar Community, in Ohio 2017 Conference Theme: “To succeed, grow and survive, all successful communal groups have had ...

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