Posts Tagged ‘trauma’

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed for San Juan Journal Article

  Survivor recalls Jonestown Copy of Laura Kohl's Guyan driver's license — Image Credit: Contributed Photo/Laura Kohl By Heather Spaulding Journal Reporter They worked to create a community without hate or violence, filled with love, peace, independent yet supportive, artistic and healthy – the 60s utopian dream. What happened was a nightmare. “Jonestown lived and died in two years,” said Laura Kohl, a Jonestown survivor. “It never had a chance to get beyond the building stage.” Kohl will be speaking at the San Juan Island Library on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. At this free event, she will be discussing her experiences at Jonestown and how she coped after the tragedy. The ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Radio/Internet Interview

I was interviewed by  Tami Urbanek of Empowerment Through Healing Here are the links: Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/journeyfortruth/journey-for-truth-jonestown-cult-mass-su_1 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tamiurbanek-radio/jonestown-cult-mass-suicide-survivor Please share! Tami Urbanek Empowerment Through Healing Making New Choices to Create a New Reality Universal Education Foundation, 501 (c) (3) Listen to Journey For Truth on demand on Spreaker.com

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Upcoming 2016 Events

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR UPCOMING EVENTS January 8             Radio interview on “Radiobookshelf” with Lou in the Morning January 8             Radio interview on Empowerment through Healing, with Tami Urbanck February 15         University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA – presentations to classes and the public February 17         San Juan Island Library, Friday Harbor, WA – JONESTOWN SURVIVOR book presentation March 19             Hosting Author’s Table at U of Phoenix Writer’s Expo for Writers April 15                Oaks North Community Ctr Bd of Directors Meeting – Speaking about my book and life June 4-5               BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL – Hosting Author’s Table October 6-8          Presentation ...

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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 – Why Revisit Jonestown and Guyana?

  Jonestown Survivor - many Jonestown survivors - will return to Guyana for a Visit, Likely in March 2016 I have been in contact with many survivors who plan to go back to Guyana, on an arranged trip, in March 2016. In response to some of the concerns people brought up, I have thought more about why I am interested in going. This is what I wrote to those already committed to go, and those who are making up their minds now. Hi everyone, A couple of people have spoken to Melissa, and/or me about thoughts about the return trip to Guyana. Really, this ...

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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 – Responds to Inquiries

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR responds to an email inquiry: Over the past few days, a person researching a book has contacted me. She mentioned that the other survivors she tried to contact have not responded. Here is what I told her: What made you decide to write about Peoples Temple? Are you including any information about Jonestown? Life for children and parents was completely different in Jonestown for both children and parents - for everyone. Do you know Dr. James Taylor at USF? Just out of curiosity, what are the ethnicities of your primary characters? In terms of contacting survivors, what none of us wants ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed by Moe of the Gnostic Warrior

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: I was interviewed for 1 1/2 hours yesterday by Moe, the originator of the Gnostic Warrior. He has made a podcast of the interview - here is the link: http://gnosticwarrior.com/laura-johnston-kohl.html

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR AT BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL 2015

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR AT BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL 2015                Last weekend, I hosted an Author’s Table at the Bay Area Book Festival, on Literary Lane in Berkeley. I met many old friends and met even more new ones. Whenever I do Book Talks around the country, I bring my photo boards with photos from many of the aspects of Peoples Temple. One poster shows many pictures from Jonestown, while the other shows photos of important milestones from the past thirty-six years since November 18, 1978. I also had my copy of Kathy Barbour’s newly-published book, Who Died, which is a photographic ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Summer Events

I have a pretty diverse summer ahead, working with Peoples Temple archives, Synanon archives, and book events! I'll be teaching the next 2 1/2 weeks in Escondido. On June 6 and 7, I'll be at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley On June 16, I'll be at SDSU looking at the Peoples Temple exhibit On June 18 and 19, I'll be working with Synanon archives at UCLA On June 23, I'll be speaking at the San Diego City Heights Library In mid-July, I will be at Walker Creek Ranch (where I lived briefly while in Synanon) at a Quaker Retreat In July, I'll also visit ...

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