October 30, 2022
Unsafe Space presents a panel discussion of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut hosted by Juliet. Following a quick presentation on Vonnegut’s life and the aftermath of the February 1945 firebombing of Dresden by USAF and RAF bombers, a group of guests from he Unsafe Space community, including show hosts Alex, Keith, and Beverly, share their thoughts on the the themes, characters and deeper meaning in this famous anti-war novel. The group also discusses Dresden and the reasons so few Americans have heard of the incident outside of reading this novel.
Links Referenced in the Show:
Visit to the Green Vault in Dresden
RAF Newsreel of the Bombing of Dresden
USA Secret Footage of Bombing
About Book Club
The Unsafe Space Book Club is an opportunity for members of the community to read and then get together to discuss interesting or relevant books, both fiction and non-fiction. Books are selected when a community member advocates for a book and volunteers to lead the discussion. Book Club discussions always begin with the advocate’s case for why a book was selected, as well as a general summary, before opening the discussion to other participants.