Posts Tagged ‘survivor’

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Responds to High School Students’ Questions

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Responds to questions from high school students preparing for a National History Championship. I always answer questions from students and curious people of all ages when they have taken the time to write to me about Peoples Temple. Here I have responded to ten questions: What compelled you to join the Peoples Temple? I was in high school and college in the 1960s. In high school in Maryland, I was part of an integrated group that helped integrate a huge local amusement park – I felt that our society had been divided far too long. I also watched many of my ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Meets February 2016 with Travel Plans!

February is moving in! I will be teaching the next two weeks - finishing up a long-term subbing job in a 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies class (which I LOVE!) and I will be heading to Washington State in two weeks. As a Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look author and public speaker, I will speak in classes and at a public setting at Puget Sound University in Tacoma, and then in the Friday Harbor library. And, I will meet up with my good friends living in Washington. GREAT! Let me know if you are in the area!

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Describes Life in a Cult

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR was interviewed by Tami Urbanek - here is the link: http://www.spreaker.com/user/journeyfortruth/journey-for-truth-jonestown-cult-mass-su_1 Laura Johnston Kohl grew up in the 1960's, witnessed-from afar- the deaths of Martin Luther King and JFK, and spent time with the Black Panthers. She yearned to make a difference in a violent world and Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple cult, was calling her. What was it like in the Peoples Temple and how did she survive the over 900 people mass suicide of 1978? Why did she join another cult after Jonestown? Listen to her story, why she was there, and the warning signs of ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVORS: California Historical Society Hosts Panel Discussion

Here is a link to a wonderful discussion hosted by the California Historical Society and the SF Publis Library on October 21, 2015. I am so sorry I missed it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzE3Ra7ag4c Published on Nov 13, 2015 On October 21, 2015 the California Historical Society hosted a panel discussion with David Talbot, author of "Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love;" Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle; Eugene Smith, author and Peoples Temple survivor; and John Cobb, author and Peoples Temple survivor. The panel was moderated by Anthea Hartig, Executive Director and CEO of the California Historical Society. • Category o Education

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR TRIFECTA

Trifecta – Three Grand Events Saturday, November 14 was a special day. It was very full, but touched a lot of points. My day began with an interview at the San Diego State University Special Collections Room. I was interviewed by filmmaker John Borowski for one segment of his upcoming television series. He interviewed me and taped the conversation for over two hours. The setting was an extensive Peoples Temple Collection that Dr. Rob Ray, the SDSU Archivist, has set up. The collection has all types of media productions and other memorabilia from Jonestown survivors and other diverse sources. In ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed on “My Inner Fuel” Radio Program

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed - Program to be aired shortly after November 8, 2015. I was interviewed for "My Inner Fuel" Radio Program, by the Co-Founder of the Positivity Effect Program, Dr. Thomas Recher. As a Peoples Temple survivor, author and educator, I was interviewed by Dr. Thomas Recher. Positivity is essential for moving on past almost insurmountable obstacles we all face in our lives. For me, it was a two-edged sword. It both got me into deep water, and allowed me to survive and even thrive after the tragedy of Jonestown. The show will be aired in November - the ...

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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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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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