Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

May 25, 2016
Senior Center more vibrant than ever
Senior Center more vibrant than ever

Welcome to Linden’s Senior Center.  The Center, funded by grants, provides hot meals and more for those who visit.  The Center staff will also carry meals out to those who can’t be at lunch.  This wasn’t originally planned to be a senior center.  This building once served the community as the school lunchroom for the elementary, junior and high school.

By Hamilton Wasnick
May 16, 2016
Marengo County Commission Takes Aim at Trash Problem
Marengo County Commission Takes Aim at Trash Problem

This week I was invited to come to the County Commission meeting to gain an understanding of local politics in action. At the beginning of the meeting, the officials asked me to introduce myself and explain my Living Democracy project. I told them that my project was centered on collecting veterans’ stories. 

By Hamilton Wasnick
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 19, 2015
The 5 Truths I Learned from Living in Linden
The 5 Truths I Learned from Living in Linden

I applied for Living Democracy on a whim. I was captivated by the idea of living in a new town, learning about a strange, new place, and getting to do what I love---writing about my experiences. I was pleasantly surprised when I was offered a position on the Living Democracy team.

By Amy Hudson
July 23, 2015
Marengo County Commission Listens to Their Community
Marengo County Commission Listens to Their Community

 

As the country seems to distrust national political figures, it is easy to assume the stance that “politicians are in it for themselves.” Listening and observing this week’s Marengo County Commission meeting, I learned that local politics is the purest example of American democracy. Chairman Fred Armstead called the meeting to order Tuesday morning. 

By Amy Hudson

Last Updated: April 04, 2019