Working In America – Exhibit @ Oakland Public Library

Join us for the launch of the traveling exhibit, “Working in America”, created by Project&, with one of the profiled workers, Kelly D. Carlisle. Kelly is 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& ( 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” (

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.

“Working In America” Exhibit Page on the Oakland Public Library Website

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