Laura Johnston Kohl

Laura Johnston Kohl
Laura Johnston Kohl
JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: An Insider’s Look
JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: An Insider’s Look is my autobiography. I self-published with iUniverse in 2010. I was one of the few survivors of Peoples Temple members living in Guyana, South America. On November 18, 1978, 918 people died in a horrific tragedy. I have written my story of how I found the Temple, how I lived in it, and how I survived the traumatic loss of my dream and my adopted family.
San Marcos, CA, USA
EDUCATION: I have my BA in Psychology and Philosophy. I have my CA Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and recently retired from teaching bilingual classes for the past 25 years. I am on the Board of Directors of the Communal Studies Association.

I am a writer and public speaker. I write for the local Alianza North County bilingual newspaper, and travel around the country speaking at universities, libraries, conferences, Quaker venues, and social groups. I am frequently interviewed by the international media – on television, radio, internet, etc.
I speak on:
New Religions
Psychology
Cults
Writing
History of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s
Synanon
Survival
Trauma
Activism
Sociology
Communal Living

You don’t wake up one morning at the top of Mount Everest. You worked to get there.

  • Laura Johnston Kohl