“Work is about a search 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: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974)

CHM members are invited to a talk featuring author Mark Larson, Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan, and CHM chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter T. Alter. Listen as they discuss Larson’s new book Working in the 21st Century: An Oral History of American Work in a Time of Social and Economic Transformation (February 2024) and the legacy of journalist, author, and radio DJ Studs Terkel. A Q&A follows the discussion.

Copies of Working in the 21st Century will be available for purchase in the Museum Store beginning February 20. Larson will be available to sign copies the evening of the talk.

Free; RSVP required.

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