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Virtual Screening of UnRepresented and Panel Discussion

Dec 16, 2020

The pandemic and election exposed deep divisions among the public and raised serious questions about whether our political system is up to the task of addressing the major challenges we face. Along with FixUS, we co-hosted an advance screening of UnRepresented – a new documentary about how to overcome these partisan frictions – and a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and subject matter experts. 

This award-winning documentary explores the driving forces behind our political dysfunction and highlights some of the reforms that are gaining traction to restore a government that better serves the people. It features experts such as Professor Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School and Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and FixUS. 

Panelists:

Kahlil Byrd, Invest America
Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School
Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and FixUS 
Andrew Rodney, UnRepresented
 
Kahlil Byrd is the founder and CEO of Invest America, an advisory firm that exclusively serves the most creative financiers and builders of complex organizations and movements. Previously, he helmed the national electoral reform organization Americans Elect and public education reform effort StudentsFirst. He is an active member of the boards of Take Back Our Republic and With Honor. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard Kennedy School.

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. He is the founder of Equal Citizens and a founding board member of Creative Commons. He also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. His current work addresses “institutional corruption”—relationships which, while legal, weaken public trust in an institution—especially as that affects democracy. Among his published works are America, Compromised in 2018 and They Don’t Represent Us in 2019. He holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge University, and a JD from Yale.

Maya MacGuineas is the president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and a founder of FixUS. Her areas of expertise include budget, tax, and economic policy. As a leading budget expert and a political independent, she has worked closely with members of both parties and serves as a trusted resource on Capitol Hill. Previously, she worked at the Brookings Institution and on Wall Street, and in the spring of 2009 she did a stint on The Washington Post editorial board, covering economic and fiscal policy.

Andrew Rodney is the executive producer of UnRepresented. A graduate of Groves High School and Hillsdale College, Andrew wrote and produced the documentary Deforce in 2010. Andrew is the Chief Operations Officer for Detroit Forming, Inc. in Southfield, Michigan. He is also a tutor in Detroit schools and a global member of Gen Next­—a group dedicated to confronting challenges that face future generations.

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