Eye & Hand, Heart & Mind: Images of Labor in Southwestern PennsylvaniaSaturday,
July 16, 2011
Proceeds benefit the Steel Valley Arts Council
105 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
Sponsored by the Steel Valley Arts Council and Advanced Labor & Cultural
-Did your ancestor work as a domestic servant in Shadyside?
-Did your uncle work in a steel mill in Homestead?
-Did your cousin work as a manager at Westinghouse?
-Did your family talk about what they did for a living around the kitchen
Local writer and presenter Chuck Lanigan uses images, stories and the
results of his research and interviews to spark a discussion on the evolving
nature of work and what it means to our identity and value as individuals
and communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
The questions to be explored include:
-How we value and reward certain kinds of work as individuals and as a
-The competence and skill involved in work done with the head versus work
done with the hands
-How we educate and train workers and students for a global knowledge
-The future of the trades and manual labor
-How work defines us as families and individuals
Adults and families with older children 12 and older are invited to attend
and participate. Come share your story.
Chuck Lanigan earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Communication from
the University of Pittsburgh. He served on the executive board of the
Pittsburgh Regional Knowledge Management Consortium (PRKMC) the IT Workforce
Education board at Catalyst Connection of Western Pennsylvania, and as board
president of STC WorkQuest.
He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh College of Business
Administration (CBA), Katz Business School Center for Executive Education
(CEE), Penn State University Outreach and Carnegie Mellon University.
He has written for CIO Magazine, done art reviews for the Pittsburgh City
Paper, and presented at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on the changing
face of Pittsburgh's labor force.
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