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Join us for a Community Listening Session
Over the last year, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities has partnered with the Gnu’s Room, a local bookstore and coffee shop, to host music, film and literary events for the public. It has been a rich and rewarding experience to work closely with a community partner as dedicated as the Gnu’s Room.
This summer, the Center and the Gnu’s Room have formalized their partnership and committed to long-term collaboration. A logo representing their collaboration is in the works, and you will see it on future notices of joint programs.
According to Jay Lamar, director of the Center, this is “exactly the kind of work the Center was founded to do. As the center for engagement for the College of Liberal Arts, the Center’s mission is to create opportunities for dialogue and learning, link to the community and model how much more can been done collaboratively than alone. We are very excited and so pleased to be in partnership with the Gnu’s Room.”
This fall, the Gnu’s Room will become a nonprofit organization, supporting literacy, reading, publishing, the arts and community.
“The Gnu’s Room has always been about community,” notes owner Tina Tatum. “Becoming a nonprofit will help us make an even greater contribution by bringing more people and resources together to benefit our community.”
On Thursday, July 21, the Gnu’s Room will host a community listening session at 7:30 p.m. at the Boykin Community Center (400 Boykin Street, Auburn). Like a town hall meeting, the session will focus on ideas, hopes and dreams for the future of the Auburn-Opelika and Lee County area with plenty of time to share and discuss. Please feel free to download the flyer and spread the word to your friends and neighbors.
For more information
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Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts Humanities
101 S. Debardeleben
Auburn, AL 36849
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