Leo J. Ryan Education Foundation Conference
the weekend of October 26-28, 2001, the Leo
J. Ryan Education Foundation held their annual conference on
cults. The theme for the event was "Cults
and Terrorism: Abuse of the Vulnerable."
of the LMT attended the event which was held in Cleveland and we
brought along some wonderful people to take part in a panel discussion
entitled "Growing Up in Scientology."
Brooks moderated the panel which included Astra and Zoe Woodcraft
along with their father Lawerence. The Woodcraft children
grew up in Scientology's Sea Org and left the organization
only to find themselves cut off from their mother, grandmother
which was presented twice on Saturday morning. Both panels
are presented here in RealVideo.
Bezazian shared with the audience her experiences as a long time
member of Scientology who knew four children who took their own
lives, including Philip
Gale who jumped from a tower at MIT on L. Ron Hubbard's birthday.
night, awards were presented to individuals who have worked
tirelessly to help those abused by such mind control cults
award of the evening, the Leo J. Ryan Award, was presented
to Bob Minton by Priscilla Coates, who presented the very
first Leo J. Ryan Award back in 1981.
Also Video Footage from the 1999 Conference
Video from the 2000 Conference