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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.”

STUDS TERKEL — WORKING XI
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Exhibit

Working in America explores authentic, raw, and honest stories focused on the daily desire to survive, thrive, participate and contribute. The exhibit profiles 24 people from 17 states ranging in ages from 21 to 87.

  • Kelly Carlisle

    Urban Farmer & U.S. Navy Veteran

    36 years old / Oakland, California

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  • Red Tremmel

    University Professor & Activist & Cultural Worker

    45 years old / New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Riva Lehrer

    Artist

    53 years old / Chicago, Illinois

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  • Alex Brown

    High School Principal

    39 years old / Reading, Pennsylvania

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  • Claressa Shields

    Olympic Athlete

    21 years old / Flint, Michigan

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  • Bianca Sanchez

    Domestic Worker & Cooperative Founding Member

    33 years old / Sunnyvale, California

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  • David Alatorre

    Gig Economy Worker & Musician

    29 years old / San Francisco, California

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  • Ava St. Claire

    Professional Escort

    28 years old / Orlando, Florida

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  • Mike Berg

    Fourth-Generation Farmer & Retired Oil Worker

    59 years old / Grenora, North Dakota

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  • Jeffrey McGee

    Facilities Manager & Formerly Incarcerated Drug Dealer

    52 years old / New York, New York

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  • Nagat Mahdi

    Healthcare Social Service Worker

    43 years old / Brooklyn, New York

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  • Lucia McBath

    Mother & Gun Policy Advocate & Activist

    56 years old / Atlanta, Georgia

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  • James

    Electrician & Body Piercing Artist

    30 years old / Albuquerque, New Mexico

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  • Rudy Nimocks

    Retired Police Deputy Superintendent & Civic Leader

    87 years old / Chicago, Illinois

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  • Cabria Davis

    Police Officer

    31 years old / Camden, New Jersey

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  • Salman Khan

    Education Entrepreneur

    39 years old / Mountain View, California

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  • Gary Bryner

    Retired General Motors Worker & Union Member

    74 years old / Ann Arbor, Michigan

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  • Roque Sanchez

    Custodian & Student & Aspiring Writer/Editor

    21 years old / Chicago, Illinois

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  • Jeanette Bruhn

    Waitress

    35 years old / New York, New York

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  • Andrea Ramon

    Indigenous Educator

    48 years old / Tucson, Arizona

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  • Richard J. Berry

    Mayor

    53 years old / Albuquerque, New Mexico

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  • Melissa Haley

    Social Worker & Direct Service Provider

    46 years old / New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Pamela Hunt

    Non-Profit Executive

    47 years old / Deltona, Florida

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  • Elizabeth Ramos

    U.S. Army Veteran

    38 years old / Dayton, Ohio

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