Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2022

May 19, 2022
Students begin 2022 summer of Living Democracy
Students begin 2022 summer of Living Democracy

Four Auburn University Living Democracy students will spend ten weeks living and learning in the Alabama communities of Camden, Collinsville, Chatom and Elba this summer. 

August 4, 2021
Oquendo Bernard thanks Elba for many gifts
Oquendo Bernard thanks Elba for many gifts

It’s been 70 days and I can still remember the exact moment when I first arrived in Elba, Alabama. I felt mixed emotions and for a split second I questioned myself about whether I had made the right decision. Throughout my time here, I am often asked why Elba. But now that my summer of Living Democracy is over, my response is why not Elba. It was an experience of a lifetime.

By Oquendo Bernard
August 2, 2021
Retiree creates flags from wood
Retiree creates flags from wood

Liberty Woodworking, LLC is a small company in Elba owned by Dick Cardwell. He retired in Elba just two years ago and started producing American flags from wood as a hobby, some with military seals and others he describes as specialty flags.

By Oquendo Bernard
July 27, 2021
Competition provides fun day on Pea River
Competition provides fun day on Pea River

As the sun started to peek through the clouds, I was rushing over to the boat shop driving Betsy, one of the Pea River Outdoors vans that happen to be my companion for the final few weeks that I have left in Elba, to do a final prep before the big event.

By Oquendo Bernard
July 20, 2021
Kayak & Canoe Competition being held in Elba
Kayak & Canoe Competition being held in Elba

Living Democracy student Oquendo Bernard is helping organize a Kayak & Canoe Competition Saturday, July 24, in Elba.

By Oquendo Bernard


Last Updated: May 09, 2022