At a time when many of us feel the world isn’t listening, Jess Phillips is here to teach us how to get organised, speak out and fight against injustice in all its forms.
Jess Phillips is no stranger to speaking truth to power. Since becoming the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley in 2015, she has earned widespread acclaim as an authentic, fearless and uncompromising force for good in British politics, unafraid to stand up against injustice no matter the cost.
Now she returns to How To Academy to teach you how to dig deep, get organised, and find the courage and the tools you need to take action. In this conversation with broadcaster and journalist Matthew Stadlen, she’ll share her own experiences speaking truth to power – and share the stories of the accidental heroes who have been brave enough to risk everything, become whistle-blowers and successfully fight back.
Praise for Jess Phillips:
‘Will ruffle some feathers.’ Stylist
‘There’s nobody else at Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. She is fearless and funny, riotous and rebellious, maverick and mischievous.’ The Times
‘Jess Phillips is a heroine’ J.K. Rowling
‘Truth to Power treats politics as what we need to remember it is: the solving of problems in people’s lives, which one attempts by coming up with a plan and working with everyone. The purpose of the book is to show readers how they can change things too. I’ve been at events where she’s been the surprise guest, and the audience jumped to their feet and whooped like Chrissie Hynde had come on stage to play Brass in Pocket, because someone like Jess Phillips in politics does a powerful thing. It makes millions of women like her think, “If she can do politics, maybe I could do politics too.”‘ Caitlin Moran
This event takes place at 6:30pm BST.