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  1. Meet the 2017 Living Democracy Fellows!

    Two Auburn University social work majors and a May 2017 graduate will be living and learning in Alabama communities for ten weeks this summer as participants in the College of Liberal Arts’ Living Democracy initiative. Read More »

  2. Confronting Brain Drain with Youth Deliberation

    Earlier this year, the DMC moderated two “What’s Next, Alabama?” forums with high schoolers from Randolph and Coffee counties.

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  3. Noteworthy: Ruminations on Safety and Justice

    On April 3, 2017, participants and guests of an Auburn University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) class deliberated on a timely issue using the National Issues Forums issue guide, “Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?” The group weighed the pros and cons of three different approaches to addressing the issue, and identified several areas for further deliberation. These are their thoughts.

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  4. Jeff Rogers is a senior at the University of Alabama, and an alumni of the Jean O'Connor-Snyder Internship in Walker County, Alabama.

    Jeff Rogers: Facing History, Facing Each Other

    Jeff Rogers, a senior at the University of Alabama, shares his experience of confronting Alabama’s history on campus, and opening himself to the nuance and complexity of community culture on the ground. Read More »

  5. Charting Our Course: Our Children, Our Community, Our Future

    The DMC is proud to launch a new deliberative forum series in partnership with the Community Foundation of South Alabama.

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  6. Jelani Moore contributed to a mural in Elba, Alabama during his Jean O'Connor-Snyder Internship. (Photo Credit: Auburn University, Flickr).

    Jelani Moore on Innovation and Introspection in Elba

    Jean O’Connor Snyder Internship (JOIP) alum Jelani Moore talks self-discovery and community innovation in Elba, Alabama. Read More »

  7. What’s Next, Cullman? Pilot Program Wraps Up

    The DMC recently wrapped up its pilot forum series for What’s Next, Alabama? in the city of Cullman, with promising results.

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