Connecting the Johnston Community: Past, Present, and Future

Photo by Randy Tunnell, c. 1978

The Book


Snapshot/50: The Johnston Community 1969-2019
EBHON Press, February 2019
Edited by Leslie Brody, Maureen Forys, M. G. Maloney, Alisa Slaughter

Snapshot/50 is a collection of stories and archives documenting Johnston College & Center by some of the writers, artists, musicians, teachers, activists, and scholars who spent time there. This book offers a vivid glimpse into the enormous scope of 50 years in experimental higher education, with more than 70 personal essays and over 800 images. A collective exploration into Johnston’s physical and psychic space, this timely publication will spark college memories and inspiration for anyone interested in radical pedagogy, subversive art, and intergenerational storytelling. Snapshot/50 is available for purchase in the campus bookstore and online here

  • Published on the occasion of Johnston’s 50th Renewal and the Snapshot/50: The Johnston Community 1969-2019 art exhibition at the University of Redlands Art Gallery. Join us at SNAPSHOT/50 LIVE! a book party opening night of Renewal featuring live music, a curated reading, appetizers, and cash bar

    FRIDAY February 15

    5:30PM Live music by Marcus Garcia (JC '18) GROOVYie, one of the featured storytellers in the book

  • 6:30PM Book Reading featuring an essayist from each decade of Johnston: Mark Carlson (1970s), Hannah Schell (1980s), Michael Peñafiel (1990s), Peter Ryan (2000s), Becca Schuh (2010s), and Johnston College co-founder, professor emeritus, Yasuyuki "Yash" Owada.

--> Avoid the lines and pre-order Snapshot/50 now with your Renewal registration! $20/paperback $40/hardcover. It will also be available for purchase at Snapshot/50 Live! and the Cosmic Zinefest on Saturday 2/16.

The Johnston Alumni Network

Photo by Peter Lund, c. 1981
Photo by Blair Newman, c. 2016

Join us in establishing the Johnston Alumni Network! Like you, our students are creative, innovative, and dedicated. At this Renewal, we’re gathering information from alumni who are excited to connect with current students and recent alumni.

Would you be willing to…

  • Mentor a recent alum?
  • Talk to a current student about your graduate program?
  • Offer an internship or volunteer opportunity?
  • Consult on a research or activist project?
  • Introduce a recent alum to community opportunities in your area?

If so, please fill in the Johnston Alumni Network section on the Renewal registration pages. Current faculty will work with students and recent alums to put them in contact with you.

Not coming to Renewal? You can still be part of the Johnston Alumni Network. Skipped that section when you were registering? It's not too late! Just click here to answer some questions about your life after Johnston. Thank you!