Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

May 25, 2016
Attending first city council meeting informs, inspires
Attending first city council meeting informs, inspires

On Monday, May 16, I attended my first city council meeting. The meeting demonstrated local politics in action. I attended the meeting in the Collinsville Town Hall with library director Jennifer Wilkins. The lobby area was decorated with the American flag, Alabama state seal and the Alabama flag. The meeting began promptly at 6 p.m. with a brief prayer, pledge and roll call. 

By Madison Chamblee
May 9, 2016
Communities Become Summer Classrooms for Living Democracy Students
Communities Become Summer Classrooms for Living Democracy Students

Four Auburn University students participating in the College of Liberal Arts’ Living Democracy initiative will begin summer adventures in Alabama communities May 9.  The 2016 Living Democracy students who will live and work for ten weeks in diverse Alabama communities are Weston Sims, Hamilton Wasnick, Madison Chamblee and Miranda Whitten. 

August 6, 2015
Collinsville Provides Journey of Discovery
Collinsville Provides Journey of Discovery

I put off writing this final article and reflection about my time in Collinsville, Alabama. I kept telling myself that it’s me just being lazy.  But in reality I know that this means that my summer there has completely come to an end. 

By Crystal Rawls
July 20, 2015
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Dr. Frances Koe
Living Democracy Citizenship Award: Dr. Frances Koe

Dr. Frances Koe is a doctor who believes in spending time with her patients at her clinic in Collinsville, Wills Valley Family Medicine. She even makes house calls when needed. As a doctor who really cares about being available for the people and giving them a voice, she actively works to make the community a better place and is a deserving recipient of the 2015 Living Democracy Citizenship Award.

By Crystal Rawls
July 13, 2015
Leaving the Screens Behind Brings New Adventure
Leaving the Screens Behind Brings New Adventure

I would have never imagined that I would spend my Saturday morning on a four-hour kayaking trip.  When I don’t have better things to do, I sleep in late and then stare at a TV or computer screen all day because I enjoy resting just as much as I enjoy being out and about with friends. Thus, my kayaking adventure was an experience that provided the most exercise and fun I’ve had this summer.

By Crystal Rawls

Last Updated: April 04, 2019