Vin Ko speaks at event on July 12

Presented by Project&, this panel discussion engages a diverse group of individuals to talk about the core questions asked in Studs’ Terkel’s book, “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.”

Panelist include: Yemi Akande-Bartsch, president & CEO of Focus St. Louis; Vin Ko, senior program manager for St. Louis Mosaic Project, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, director of public programs and engagement at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Jeffrey McCune, associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and non-binary multimedia artist Maxi Glamour. Moderated by Project& President and Artistic Director Jane M. Saks.

Let’s Talk About Work” celebrates the exhibit, ‘Working In America,’ on display through October 6 at Central Library. Through powerful photographs and honest stories, the exhibit explores the relationships between social, cultural, physical and psychological realities of work that shape everyday life.

This presentation is part of Working in America, a national multimedia initiative created by Project& ( 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” ( 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.

Support for Working In America is provided by St. Louis Public Library Foundation, Yvette Drury Dubinsky and John Dubinsky, Tim and Julie Noonan, Goldman Sachs & Co./Peter and Lynsey Pace, Barry-Wehmiller Companies and J. P. Morgan Private Bank.

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