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Let's Talk About Work - Working in America
Join us for a discussion on work inspired by the Working in America initiative, created by Project& and currently installed at the Oakland Public Library Main Branch. Jane M. Saks who conceived and curated Working in America will engage in conversation with one of the profiled workers, Kelly D. Carlisle, who is the Founder/ Executive Director of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) , and designed the Readers' Garden outside of the Children's Room at the Main Library. Walk through the exhibit with us, learn more about various lines of work, and consider submitting your own story!
This presentation is part of Working in America, a national multimedia initiative created by Project& (projectand.org). The initiative is composed of three components: a photographic exhibit; a 12-part radio series on National Public Radio, "Working: Then and Now”; and an online living community, "Your Working Story" (working.org).
Work is the thread that runs through all our lives. Through personal, authentic, raw, and honest stories, Working in America—conceived and curated by Jane M. Saks, President and Artistic Director of Project&—takes an intimate look at how we feel about what we do—or wish we could do—all day long: work.
Lead Creative Team: Curated and conceived by Project& President and Artistic Director Jane M. Saks, photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Lynsey Addario, exhibit designed in collaboration with MacArthur Fellow/architect, Jeanne Gang + Studio Gang.