Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives

"Our Daily Work / Our Daily Lives" is a joint project that focuses on the artistic traditions of workers and on workplaces as contexts for the expression of workers culture. The richness and diversity of workers' experiences and workers culture is explored and presented through an ongoing series of exhibits, lectures, and presentations; writing and research projects; reunions; and demonstrations and discussions.

The program was established in 1992 and is coordinated by the Michigan Traditional Arts Program at the MSU Museum and the Labor Education Program in the College of Social Science's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.


Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series

Let Your Hammer Ring’: The Legacy of Prison Labor in Black Folk Music

Jake Blount, Folk Performer

Thursday, October 21, 2021
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Location: Green Room, MSU Main Library

Hemmed In: Deindustrialization and Its Discontents in Western New York, 1990-2019

Jason Kozlowski, Institute for Labor Studies and Research, West Virginia University

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Contact John Beck at beckj@msu.edu for more information.