Jordan Flaherty - "No More Heroes" - Andrea Ritchie

Jordan Flaherty discusses No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality. He will be joined in conversation by Andrea Ritchie. 

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: How can we build a better world? And why do so many people with privilege end up making things worse when they try to help? It’s called the savior mentality, and Jordan Flaherty finds it in FBI informants, anti-sex-work crusaders, Teach For America corps members, and out-of-touch journalists. No More Heroes celebrates grassroots challenges to these saviors and highlights movements focused on real, systemic change from the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter.

About the author: Jordan Flaherty has produced news and documentaries for Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines, The Laura Flanders Show, and Democracy Now. He is an award-winning journalist who has appeared on television and radio shows including Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Headline News, and News and Notes on NPR. He is author of Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six.

About the interlocutor: Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant whose writing, litigation, and advocacy has focused on policing of women and LGBT people of color for the past two decades. She is currently Researcher in Residence on Race, Gender Sexuality and Criminal Justice at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and was a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow. Her latest book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, is on sale August 1st from Beacon Press, and she is co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
Chicago 60637