Lisa Elaine Scott
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Outdated Democracy: A 21st Century Civics Lesson is a documentary film project that examines and evaluates our 19th century electoral system, explains why our democracy is failing, and offers solutions for updating our antiquated electoral system so that it works for everyone. This presentation combines chapters from the film project with a lively audience discussion led by filmmaker, writer and former high school civics teacher Lisa Elaine Scott.
Lisa Elaine Scott is a writer, teacher, filmmaker and life-long human rights activist. She received an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from the University of Maryland and an MA in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building from California State University. After completing documentaries about poverty in America and California’s Three Strikes Law, Lisa decided to examine our electoral system. Believing the ballot box to be the best way to empowerment, she wondered why so few Americans bother to vote. This question led to the documentary film project, Outdated Democracy: A 21st Century Civics Lesson. In conjunction with the film, Lisa has given numerous presentations about the barriers to meaningful representation and how we can update our electoral system so that it works for everyone. Lisa is on the board of Best Democracy Colorado, a member of Fair Chance Project LA and the Founder of Futurist Films.