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Dr. James Taylor will speak of the Peoples Temple Movement
Date Sunday November 18
Time 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorUUSF Forum
Location Details
First Unitarian Universalist
Society of San Francisco at 1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA
Dr. James Taylor will speak of the Peoples Temple Movement

Professor Taylor is currently writing and researching a book with the working title, Peoples Temple, Jim Jones, and California Black Politics. He expects the book to be completed with a 2018-2019 publication range. The book is a study of the Peoples Temple movement and African American political history in the state of California.

He is a former President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), an important organization of African American, African, and Afro Caribbean political scientists in the United States, 2009-2011. Taylor also served as Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco from 2012-2015, and Faculty Coordinator of the African American Studies Program for 2015-2017. He served as the Chair for the “Committee on the Status of Blacks” in Political Science for the American Political Science Association (APSA), 2016-2017.

Professor Taylor is currently writing and researching a book with the working title, Peoples Temple, Jim Jones, and California Black Politics. He expects the book to be completed with a 2018-2019 publication range. The book is a study of the Peoples Temple movement and African American political history in the state of California.

Also, Yulanda Williams, a Jonestown survivor, former member of Peoples Temple and an advocate for equality, freedom and social justice. Yulanda has been a sworn member of the San Francisco Police Department for 28 years. She currently serves as the President of the Officers for Justice in SF.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Nov 15th, 2018 1:33 PM

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