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“It is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”


News & Updates

  1. You’re Invited: “Working” Lunches

    Inspired by Studs Terkel’s 1974 book “Working: People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do” and created by Project&, “Working in America” is a national initiative that takes an intimate look at how we feel about what we do, or wish we did, all day long: work.

    As part of the initiative, a speaker series will take place at the Harold Washington Library Center where speakers will lead small-group, lunchtime discussions about the trials and triumphs of working today.

    Featured speakers will include those who work in policy, medicine and the arts.


    October 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Hilesh Patel, Associate Director of the Hyde Park Art Center


    October 20, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, Professor of Clinical Gynecology

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


    November 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director of the Chicago Children’s Choir


    All “Working Lunches” will be held on the third floor of Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, located at 400 S State Street.

    RSVP is required and space is limited.Please email info@projectand.org and write “Working Lunch”in the subject line, and your RSVP will be confirmed.

    The event is free and open to the public.