Journalist Jordan Flaherty discusses his new book 'No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality' at 6pm on Friday, March 31.
How can we build a better world? Any why do so many people with privilege end up making things worse 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.
“In this marvelous, enormously instructive book, Jordan Flaherty
explores how we too often allow the struggle for change to be undermined
by would-be saviors—and how today’s grassroots social movements, led by
communities on the frontlines of crisis, are charting a far more
powerful path forward.” —Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything
“Longtime movement journalist Jordan Flaherty grounds his analysis
of the money, power, and seductive ideology driving the present-day
savior impulse in the brutal histories of colonial domination and
racism. A wake-up call to decolonize US-based activism and international
solidarity work, everyone interested in social change should read this
book.” —Anjali Kamat, independent journalist
“From Jordan Flaherty, the journalist who broke the story of the
Jena Six, comes this thrilling people’s history of current movements for
revolutionary change. A powerful, engaging, exciting book for anyone
concerned about the state of the world.” —Cynthia McKinney, former
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.
Please come join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion, one that is very timely to our current political predicament and beyond. Let's build a new world, people!