The Jonestown Report, November 2000, Volume 2
Speakers (in alphabetical order)
A number of speakers are available and willing to talk about Peoples Temple and Jonestown to various groups. A brief list follows.
Please note that some of these email addresses may have changed since 2000.
Tim Carter escaped from Jonestown in the final hours with his brother Mike. He has a unique perspective as a resident of Jonestown and as one who survived the deaths on 18 November 1978. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
John R. Hall, Department of Sociology, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA 95616; e-mail email@example.com. Hall is the author of two books on Peoples Temple and Jonestown.
Jim Hougan, 4209 Taylors Creek Road, Apton, VA 22920; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hougan has written articles about Jim Jones' CIA connections, and produced a documentary on Jonestown the Arts and Entertainment Network.
Massimo Introvigne, author of articles and a
book on Peoples Temple, at CESNUR - Center for Studies on New Religions,
Via Juvarra 20, Torino, Italy 10122; telephone 39-011-541905; e-mail
Former Temple member Laurie Efrein Kahalas has a website at www.jonestown.com and is the author of the book, Snake Dance: Unravelling The Mysteries of Jonestown. Her description of herself and her work follows: "This is the only survivor with complete, authoritative documentation regarding the political conspiracy to destroy Peoples Temple, the who, the how and the why. Aghast at the suicides, she contends that it was not members of Peoples Temple who killed the Congressman. Instead, she contends this was a master ploy to sacrifice an anti-CIA Congressman, frame Jonestown for the assassination, and provoke the destabilized community to its doom. She claims that all known evidence points away from the community's guilt in those killings. The reader is directed to 'Un-Silent Night' on her website, http://www.jonestown.com." Her email address is email@example.com.
Deborah Layton is the author of Seductive Poison, a critical view of Peoples Temple by an insider. E-mail her through her websites, which include seductivepoison.com; peoplestemple.com; and deborahlayton.com.
Rebecca Moore, Department of Religious Studies, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-8143; telephone 619/594-6252; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catherine Wessinger, author of How The Millennium Comes Violently, Department of Religious Studies, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA 70118; telephone 504/865-3182; e-mail email@example.com.
Yulanda (Crawford) Williams, a former Temple member who left Jonestown in 1978 and provides a critical view from the African American perspective, can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leslie Wagner Wilson escaped from Jonestown with her two-year-old son - the youngest survivor of Jonestown - strapped to her back on the morning of the mass deaths, 18 November 1978. Seven others left with her. She describes herself as follows: "Ms. Fortier grew up in Redwood Valley, the heart of the Peoples Temple, from the age of 12, and has a special perspective on life in the organization, the training techniques and the betrayal which led her to Jonestown. She would like to talk about her experiences as a member of an interracial family in Jonestown. Please contact her at Maat2U@aol.com for more information.