In September, I finished a column on “High Risk, High Reward” for FLAUNT MAGAZINE, published in Los Angeles. It will be published and available in October. I explain the relevance of “High Risk and High Reward” in both Peoples Temple and Synanon.

October 3-5 – I will present a Scholarly Paper at the Communal Studies Association Conference in Historic …Harmony, Butler County, PA and in Old Harmony Village, Beaver County, PA. The paper is “Transitions in Leadership” and will present a study of Leadership in Peoples Temple, Synanon, and several other communities. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Communal Studies Association.

October 21 and 22, 2013 – I will present at York College of Pennsylvania as part of the College Cultural Series. I will be presenting at the evening session but will also be in Religious Studies and Global Issues classes.
Laura Johnston Kohl
Utopia Lost: Perspectives from
a Jonestown Survivor
Lecture: October 21, 2013, 7 p.m.
Willman Business Center, Weinstock Lecture Hall

October 29 – I will present at San Diego City College, in the World Cultures Program (which promotes intercultural appreciation and celebrates diversity) at 9:40-10:55 a.m., in V-101.

On November 18, 2013, I will be honoring those who died in Guyana at the 35th anniversary of Jonestown. Jonestown survivors, friends, and family members will all gather at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland.

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