Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will be hosting a lunchtime Book Club for the Amanda Ripley book, The Unthinkable, which will begin on Monday, July 12, 2010.
This book provides phenomenal examples of how people have responded to disasters as individuals. We anticipate that the topics will generate some very thought-provoking discussion which will challenge the way that people think and prepare for the "Unthinkable."
The Unthinkable Book Club will be facilitated by Cheryl Bledsoe and Beth Vaughn, who are both emergency managers for CRESA and Clark County. The club will run for 8 Mondays over the lunch hour from 12p-1p from July 12th-August 30th. It will be held on the 6th Floor of the Public Services Center on 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA.
People should register for the Unthinkable Book Club online by July 1st at http://www.cresa911.org/emergency/training-register.php or via phone at 360-992-6270.
Registration will be limited to 25 people to ensure good discussion.
New and used copies of the book are available for purchase online from a number of retailers like Amazon, Borders and Barnes and Noble for between $8-14. Participants will be expected to bring their own copy of the book.
People may also participate in the book club discussion off-site, virtually through Twitter by following www.twitter.com/CRESA_Presents. This Twitter identity will be used during the Book Club to facilitate discussion with people outside the room regarding the various chapters.
People participating face-to-face do not need to understand Twitter at all for this to be a valuable experience in-person.
Discussion questions for Chapter 1 will be distributed to registrants on July 2nd via email to on-site participants and will be posted on the Twitter account for our virtual participants.
On-site participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch as no food/beverage will be provided.