Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR 2016

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR 2016 When 914 members of Peoples Temple and four visiting Americans died in Guyana, South America on November 18, 1978, Laura Johnston Kohl survived. She was one of 87 who lived through the trauma. After participating with the Black Panthers, and attending Woodstock, Laura moved into Peoples Temple in California in 1970, and was an active and enthusiastic member until it ended. She moved to Guyana in March 1977. She lived her first year in Georgetown, purchasing supplies, then moved to Jonestown, a 24-hour boat ride away. She moved back into Georgetown in October ...

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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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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 Travels for August-October 2015

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR UPDATE - the Next 60 Days September 22, Saturday, 9-1 p.m. JONESTOWN SURVIVOR will host an Author's Table, and have her signed book for sale, at University of Phoenix Writers' Expo. I will sell signed copies of my book. September 6, Sunday, at 11 a.m. EST as JONESTOWN SURVIVOR will be a featured guest on #BoldRadioStation, a 5 star experience; turn-key radio show! Bold Radio Station aims to be the #1 listened to Radio Station across the globe and I am very excited to be a part of this journey. Tune in at boldradiostation.com. October 1, Thursday, 6-8 p.m. JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Book Talk and Power Point ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – A FEATURED AUTHOR at UPhoenix Writers’ Expo

Delta Mu Delta UOPX is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Writers' Expo, to be held Sat., Aug. 22, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the UOPX Stonecrest Learning Center, 9645 Granite Ridge Drive, SD. This is a landmark opportunity to attend a number of informative writing workshops, as well as network amongst a multitude of published authors.  This year, Delta Mu Delta UOPX San Diego is honored to announce our Keynote Speaker: Antoinette Kuritz, founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference. Attendees of the Delta Mu Delta UOPX Writers Expo will also have the opportunity to register for a discounted admission ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed by Greg Jones of I WANT TO KNOW

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR NEWS - I was interviewed by Greg Jones of I WANT TO KNOW, and he has created a Podcast and other links to the interview. Here is his note: I hope all is well, I wanted to let you know that your episode of I Want To Know is out (and is very highly anticipated at that, a lot of people asking me when this one was coming out). I wanted to make sure you had all the links and possible ways to listen to the show. www.iwanttoknowshow.com will have the episode, as well as a brief bio on you. www.facebook.com/iwanttoknowshow will have the announcement ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVORS Plan to Revisit Guyana

JONESTOWN SURVIVORS Plan to Revisit Guyana   I am in the process of arranging  a return trip for some of the survivors and family members back to Guyana. Many people just do not understand why some of us feel the need to go back. Nothing about surviving is clear cut. We have each developed our very own path to move forward. No two of us feel exactly alike. We don't have to. We each came into Peoples Temple in our own fashion - alone, with our families or our friends, as religious or political beings, at a crossroad, or many other ways of ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Upcoming Events

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Events:      I have been on a number of internet and national radio programs lately - one a month for the past six months. Those have been interesting. Mostly, the interviewers are religious. And, that means that before and after my interview, they are giving their sermons. Very interesting.      This week, I am speaking at Cal State San Marcos to the History Honors Club, at San Diego State University in the Jonestown Exhibit Special Collections, and am traveling to New York to be interviewed on the Ben Modo television show. In March, I will go to Hawaii ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR is Interviewed on The Kovacs Perspective

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interview As the JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: An Insider's Look Author, I was interviewed on The Kovacs Perspective. Don't miss this - Jonestown Survivor on now on The Kovacs Perspective. Here is the link to the Podcast: http://www.thekovacsperspective.com/Podcast.html ‪#‎Jonestown‬.

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR REFLECTS AND LOOKS AHEAD 2014-2015

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR - REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS – 2014 and 2015 This past year has been a spontaneous combustion. So much has happened, so much that I didn’t see coming. Thankfully, I have a solid base with a wonderful husband, and awesome son – who keep me humble. After teaching everything from Bilingual Kindergarten to Computer Skills in Spanish to people on Disability, to CPR in Spanish in factories for the Red Cross, to Adult ESL, and then back to teaching 6th grade Language Arts – I retired from full-time teaching. I have traveled around the country to conferences, libraries, universities, and ...

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