Plans for the 40th Anniversary of Jonestown – November 18, 2018

Jonestown 40th Anniversary Plans

Sunday, 11/18, Ceremony at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland:

First, is a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery (6450 Camden Street, Oakland, CA 94605).

Monday, 11/19, Open House at California Historical Society from 10 a.m.-12 noon. This is a chance to see some of the books, projects and Ca Historical Society Archives – important especially if you are looking for photos of loved ones. For authors, you can show your writing and projects, but it is not a time to sell any products. Please contact Patricia Pforte by October 25, 2018 if you would like to arrange for a space at 415-357-1848, ext. 222; or by email at

Other news:

Sept. 27th – Rice University’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, the African American Religious Studies Forum and the Dept. of Religion will host a screening of author Sikivu Hutchinson’s 2016 film short, White Nights, Black Paradise, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Hutchinson with Black women survivors, Leslie Wagner Wilson and Yulanda Williams on the Black experience in the Jonestown diaspora. In order to ensure that the tragedy of Jonestown isn’t repeated, it’s important to examine, and learn from, the lessons of the past. Location: Rice University, Herring Hall, 6-9 p.m. Houston, TX

Sept. 28th – The 2nd ABC 20/20 program is scheduled to air on on their affiliate cable outlets.

Early October – the annual jonestown report will be available!

November 18, 11:00 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA. Memorial Service organized by Dr. Jynona Norwood, Cherishing the Children Foundation.

I want to be sure you are aware of  a couple of things:

We have an account on named the Peoples Temple Photo Gallery, with 2200 photos uploaded, organized in albums. Pictures from Indiana through recent photos are posted. Let Mac or me know if you have more photos to share on the site.

On the site (Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple) the names of all who died in Guyana are listed. You can add your memories to the pictures and names listed there. Many loved ones have no memories added.

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