Living Democracy

Auburn Student Collaborates with Elba's Project 154 for Summer

Jelani outside coffeehouse and arts centerAuburn University student Jelani Moore started his summer of living and working in Elba May 28 as a part of the university’s Living Democracy program.

A media studies major in the AU School of Communication and Journalism, Moore is from Huntsville, Ala. He will be working with a local nonprofit, Project 154, and the Just Folk Coffeehouse on community projects.

During his ten weeks in Elba, Moore will also be creating a documentary film focused on civic life in Elba.

Local community partners include Mart Gray of Covenant Baptist Church and Project 154¹s Justin Maddox and Philip Box. Some of the activities Moore and Project 154 will be hosting include fundraisers, youth art workshops and community events.

Moore, the son of John Moore, is a graduate of Lee High School in Huntsville.

Jelani talking with community partnerFor more information on projects, contact Moore at jzm0045@auburn.edu.

Auburn University¹s Living Democracy is a program of Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life.

To learn more about Living Democracy, visit: http://www.cla.auburn.edu/cla/cce/initiatives/living-democracy/.

Last Updated: June 02, 2014