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Living Democracy 2017

May 30, 2014
Auburn Student Collaborates with Elba's Project 154 for Summer
Auburn Student Collaborates with Elba's Project 154 for Summer

Auburn 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.

By Jelani Moore
May 28, 2014
Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Coffee Shoppe
Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Coffee Shoppe

Jackie Smith and her employees greet customers with a smile and serve up the best cup of coffee in Selma. They have been since The Coffee Shoppe opened its doors at 308 Broad St. in November 2011. “You feel great when you can go to a place where people know your name and care about you,” says Smith. And that’s exactly what is served at The Coffee Shoppe: care.

By Lowery McNeal
May 27, 2014
Council, Forum Show Politics in Action
Council, Forum Show Politics in Action

City Hall is often the center of activity in small towns. Within its walls citizens can pay their bills, report a problem or learn about community events.  As a Living Democracy Fellow, I work closely with City Hall to ensure that my summer projects are city approved.

By Cristiana Shipma
May 21, 2014
Historic Hallelujahs: Selma Churches Sacred to Community
Historic Hallelujahs: Selma Churches Sacred to Community

From the rolling Alabama and Cahaba Rivers that surround the city and beyond to the yards and gardens that dot Alabama’s largest historic district, Selma’s motto “Historic Places, Social Graces” rings true over the city. While grace and flair abound in the historic homes and downtown businesses of Selma, the same can be said for the city’s many historic churches.

By Lowery McNeal
May 20, 2014
Auburn University Student Begins Living Democracy in Collinsville
Auburn University Student Begins Living Democracy in Collinsville

Auburn University Living Democracy Fellow Shaye McCauley began a ten-week living and learning experience in Collinsville, Ala., on Monday, May 19. The social work major, from Franklin, Tenn., will be working with Jennifer Wilkins, director of the Collinsville Public Library, as well as other community organizations.

By Shaye McCauley

Last Updated: May 31, 2017