Labour MP, Jess Phillips Discusses her Book, Truth to Power
Labour MP, Jess Phillips will Discuss and Sign her Book, Truth to Power, 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S. In Conversation with Mario May
- Tue Oct 01, 2019 - 19:30
- Central Methodist Church, Letchworth, SG6 3TR
Truth to Power will help you change things. It will help you slam down that manager in the office you have tolerated for years; or tell your mate that you hate the way they talk about your husband or wife. It will help call out bullies in all walks of life. It will help you rally support and fight the fight against injustice - even though the odds seem stacked against you.
Speaking truth to power takes courage. Jess Phillips shows you how to identify the problem, form a plan, and to speak out using the exact same tools that those who have been put on a pedestal of being 'brave' have used to deal with the fear, the conflict and - let's be honest - the awkwardness that can come from telling your boss, your family, your neighbour that something is bullsh*t. As well as offering inspiration and hope from her own experiences Jess talks to high-profile people on the world stage including Harvey Weinstein’s former PA, a Grenfell Tower survivor, a campaigner for Irish Abortion Rights, and more, who have been brave enough to risk everything, become whistle-blowers and successfully fight back.
Jess Phillips is a Labour Party politician and MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015. An alumna of the University of Leeds and the University of Birmingham, she was elected to Birmingham City Council in 2011 to represent Longridge ward. Prior to becoming an MP, Jess worked within the charity and community sectors and was selected to be the Victims’ Champion for Birmingham, working with police and support groups. Her previous works include Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth which was shortlisted for The Parliamentary Book Awards in 2017.