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Labor Project: The Ubiquity of Work

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Making a Living, Making Ends Meet

This year-long series examines the future of work, the value of unpaid work, the connection of spirituality to work, and how work enriches our experience of life.

It’s everywhere and all around us, whether we define it as earning a living, getting by, or striving toward a goal. To work is to live.

With the stock market fluctuations, recession, and high unemployment, the history and future of work is topical for Quad Citians – and Americans – who have experienced firsthand the impact of the financial crises. During the 2010-11 academic year, The Ubiquity of Work will tell the story of making a living and making ends meet.

Series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and a Humanities Iowa grant

Coming Up

The Project Series is coming to a close for this academic year, so you don't want to miss our final guests!

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Charlie King and Karen Brandow
MUSICAL WORKSHOP Monday, March 21, 7 p.m.

John L. Lewis and the State of Unions and Labor Today
Ronald E. Roberts, Ph.D.
LECTURE Monday, March 28, 7 p.m.

Criminals: Why Can't They Stay Out of Prison?
Wilbert Rideau
LECTURE Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m.

The Music of Work
Bill Campbell, and various artists
CONCERT Monday, April 18, 7 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center

Working Titles Film Festival
Bettendorf Public Library
March 25, "Molly Maguires," 1:30 p.m.
March 26, "Bread and Roses," 1:30 p.m.
April 1, "Pursuit of Happyness," 1:30 p.m.
April 2, "The Grapes of Wrath," 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and then "East of Eden" at 1:30 p.m.

History of The Project Series

The Project Series at St. Ambrose University has been going strong for two years. Launched in 2008 with the Darwin Project, and the Migration Project as its successor in 2009, the project series aims at spurring discussion and thought. This series of cultural activities – lectures, concerts, exhibits, theatre productions, and films – focuses on a topic that spans disciplines and stretches over the entire academic year.