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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Looks at Women in Peoples Temple and Synanon

Peoples Temple and Synanon – Modern Communities: The Role of Women by Laura Johnston Kohl PRESENTATION OCTOBER 2012 AT ONEIDA COMMUNITY, COMMUNAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE During the two decades from 1970 until 1990, I was a resident of the two modern residential communities of Peoples Temple and Synanon, both of them controversial and unique. I am the only one from either community who experienced them both. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the leadership styles of both, including the role of women. I will share the thoughts from my fellow survivors of Jonestown, and fellow ex-members of Synanon. In conclusion, I ...

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