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May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Non-fiction

Truth to Power

Jess Phillips
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University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ United Kingdom
£8 concessions (27 years and under)

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Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

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Powerful, moving and uncompromising, Truth to Power is an incredible collection of interviews with exceptional people who spoke out at a time when the world wasn’t listening.

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Truth to Power

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.

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.

Jess Phillips is a Labour Party politician and MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015.

“There’s nobody else at Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. She is fearless and funny, riotous and rebellious, maverick and mischievous.” Saturday Times

“Jess Phillips is a heroine” JK Rowling

For more information follow Jess on Twitter @jessphillips and visit her website: www.jessphillips.net/


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Colchester, CO4 3SQ United Kingdom
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