Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel

Friday, May 9 – Sunday 11, 2014

Event Info


All events are free, but have limited seating.


Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 E 60th St





University of Chicago

The University of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will host Let’s Get Working, a three-day festival honoring the life and work of Studs Terkel, Chicago icon and UChicago alumnus. The festival will introduce Terkel’s work to new and younger audiences while celebrating individuals and groups, local and national, who have been impacted, influenced, and inspired by the man and his legacy.


Let’s Get Working focuses on issues such as such as labor, race, faith, and community—all prominent themes throughout Terkel’s broadcasting and literary careers. Featuring oral histories, film screenings, musical performances, art installations, storytelling, and community dialogues, Let’s Get Working will showcase the remarkable depth of knowledge, diversity of subjects, and range of communities Terkel engaged in his work.


Please visit studs.uchicago.edu for more information and a full schedule.