Journalist and social activist to speak at AU Oct. 24

AUBURN – Auburn University’s Black Student Union will present international news journalist, social activist and political strategist Jeff Johnson in “Jeff Johnson Chronicles, Auburn Edition” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 217 Foy Union Building. Johnson will speak on the topics of who will lead the next social movement; building effective campus organizations and maintaining excellence; and building positive brand image through community relationships. The event is free and open to the public.

“Jeff Johnson is very influential among young people today, specifically among college students,” said AU Black Student Union Administrative Vice President DeAundrea Harris. “We are excited to have Jeff come to our campus and share his knowledge with us.”

Jeff Johnson is a source of information for major media outlets including CNN and has served on foreign assignment reporting from the Darfur region of Sudan. He uses his socio-political influence and media adeptness to speak out for social rights in headlining controversies such as Jena 6, Michael Vick and Hip-Hop culture. Johnson recently served as moderator for the BET presentation “Hip-Hop vs. America” initiating dialogue between leading artists, entertainers and journalists including rappers Nelly and T.I. and professors Michael Erik Dyson and Cornel West.

Contact: DeAundrea Harris, (334) 844-1389, or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)