Disaster Book Club: A Paradise Built in Hell

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00 pm @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The Lounge By AT&T
800 E Thomas Street
WA 98102
Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Disaster Book Club: A Paradise Built in Hell @ The Lounge By AT&T

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Join us for our May 2019 Disaster Book Club event! In April, we will be reading Rebecca Solnit’s “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster.” Using case studies and personal experiences, Melanie Cole from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management will be there to lead a presentation on community building post-disaster.

About the Book: The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster’s grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become-one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.

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We are a great community space where you can enjoy some great coffee and super fast WiFi. Our delicious coffee is handcrafted by Ada’s Discovery Cafe - Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe’s new venture! Our location features cozy spaces and plenty of power outlets to work, play, or just hang out until our doors close! We also host fun events like Tech Dev classes, lecture series from local participating schools, Arts and Crafts sessions, Game Nights, and more! To find out our event schedule, download our app - The Lounge By AT&T. You can also follow us on Instagram @thelounge
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