Home page of the Living Democracy program

Living Democracy brings together students and citizens to collaborate on issues of concern to Alabama communities. Coordinated by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, the project prepares undergraduate college students for civic life through living-learning experiences in the summer.

Students interested in applying for Summer 2023 can apply at aub.ie/livingdemocracyapp or contact Brittany Branyon at branyba@auburn.edu.  

July 18, 2022
Love for community inspires 'newspaper guy'
Love for community inspires 'newspaper guy'

If you live in Chatom, there’s a high probability, in fact a near certainty, that you know Jason Boothe.  As the office manager and reporter at the Washington County News, he is often known as “the newspaper guy”. He is also the District Four commissioner for the Washington County Commission. 

By Cori Akins
July 13, 2022
Three historic homes give guests unique experiences
Camden's Bed & Breakfasts offer guests unique experiences

True to Camden’s small-town charm, three local bed and breakfasts offer a welcoming and comfortable experience for all visitors. Liberty Hall, Capell House at Pebble Hill, and Pleasant Ridge all provide memorable experiences for any kind of guest. 

By Ashby Henry
July 11, 2022
Rockin' the River 2022
Rockin' the River 2022

Restoration 154, a local non-profit, will be hosting Rockin’ the River Saturday, July 23, around the Elba downtown square. Rockin’ the River https://www.rockintheriverelba.com is a festival with a variety of activities and shows celebrating the arts, community, and nature.

By Dioselin Cruz
July 6, 2022
World traveler calls Collinsville home
World traveler calls Collinsville home

Robin Rowan lived for over 30 years across California, Hawaii, Chicago, and Bahrain. She said the most important thing she has learned from her travels is to “look for people who are walking it instead of talking it.”

By Brin Allen
July 5, 2022
Tour of Homes features Wilcox County treasures
Tour of Homes features Wilcox County treasures

The Tour of Homes, an event held in the spring hosted by the Wilcox County Historical Society, features various homes throughout the area. In recent years, the tour has attracted thousands of guests to Wilcox County to enjoy the historic homes and Southern cuisine. 

By Ashby Henry