Living Democracy: Visit to Hear President Jimmy Carter

Living Democracy project students Mary Afton Day, Blake Evans, and Andrew Odom traveled to Plains, Georgia on Sunday, January 8 to hear President Jimmy Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church.  The early morning departure (5:30 a.m.) was worth the effort, since we ended up with a front row seat.

President Carter teaches Sunday School at the rural, Georgia church nearly every week.  Even at the age of 87, Carter continues to be active in the work of the Carter Center.  Later that afternoon, for example, he departed for Egypt to lead a delegation to witness the country’s parliamentary elections.

Students interested in the work of the Carter Center, including internships, can attend a session on February 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Student Center 2222.  Lauren Kent-Delaney, director of educational programs for the Carter Center, will lead the session.   Contact Dr. Mark Wilson at mwilson@auburn.edu for more information.

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