In 1977 Studs Terkel’s groundbreaking book "Working" was published. It was a compendium of hundreds of interviews with Americans from all classes, races, and occupations reflecting on their jobs and lives.
At that time I had my first full-time professional job as a public service librarian in an affluent Chicago suburb and Studs’s book was an eye-opening revelatory read. Apparently, this book had a similar impact on former President Barack Obama, who read it when he was a young neighborhood organizer. Recognizing that the nature of work has changed dramatically for many people in the first quarter of the 21st century, Obama has produced a series for Netflix, following Studs’ model of interviewing ordinary people asking them what they think about their lives.
Reel Time will meet on two Monday afternoons in September at 3:30pm to view and discuss the first episodes of the series, Working.
Episode 1 - September 11
Episode 2 - September 18
Hope you will join us in this examination of what work means today.
Coordinated by Annette Carnow
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