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News & Updates

  1. Alex Kotlowitz to Moderate

    The public is invited to a free and special panel ahead of the debut of Working in America on Wednesday, September 14 at 6pm at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.

    Award-winning author Alex Kotlowitz will moderate the panel on the meaning of work in 2016. Confirmed panelists include:

    Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, Domestic Workers Alliance & MacArthur Fellow
    Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer Prize-winning MacArthur Fellow, Project& Fellow, & Working in America photographer
    Lucia McBath, individual featured in the exhibit, Mother, Gun Policy Advocate & Activist
    Roque Sanchez, individual featured in the exhibit, Custodial Worker & Student
    Jeffrey McGee, individual featured in the exhibit ,Facilities Manager & formerly incarcerated Drug Dealer.
    Gary Bryner, individual featured in the exhibit, Retired General Motors Worker & Union Member, and subject in Studs Terkel’s book, Working.

    However, the panel will not be the usual panel discussion format; rather it will be more in the style of Studs Terkel himself. Each panelist will be asked about their working life and participate as workers — the experts of their own lives.

    The night’s itinerary is as follows:

    6:00 pm: Panel Program — Pritzker Auditorium, located within the Harold Washington Library (400 South State Street)

    7:45 pm: Viewing of exhibit — Working in America

    For more information, please visit Working.org.
    About Working in America

    Working in America takes an intimate look at how we feel about what we do (or wish we could do) all day long: work, indebted to and inspired by the remarkable and influential work of Studs Terkel. Working in America is composed of a nationally traveling photographic exhibition, an online archive for everyday people to contribute their own stories, and a radio series co-produced with Radio Diaries and NPR — an initiative that puts a human face on the dramatically changing landscape of work.

    [Original Medium Article Here]