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Whistleblower and Author Amy Block Joy

Join us for a riveting and thought-provoking talk by Amy Block Joy, whistleblower and author of Retaliation, on May 4, 2:00 pm, at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.  There is no charge for this event.
Retaliation is a nail-biting, first person account about the danger of speaking out in the workplace.  Amy Block Joy, a faculty member at a major public university and director of a federal program, knew what she had to do when she discovered apparent fraud at her university.  Following university policy, she reported her suspicions to her supervisor.  When her report was ignored, she blew the whistle, asking the university to take action.  Her allegations of misuse of government funds were investigated and eventually substantiated by campus authorities.
Eleven months later, when the fraud findings were about to be released, Joy became the target of an elaborate smear campaign and a number of terrifying activities.  Refusing to give in to intimidation and fear, she fought back and won. Retaliation chronicles how far some people and institutions will go to silence the truth, and how to overcome those efforts.
Amy Block Joy, Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, was born in New York and educated at the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked for the University of California for more than thirty years. She currently teaches a UC Davis freshman class called “Eating Green.”
Joy has published numerous papers on a wide range of topics as well as developed educational materials on publishing, public policy and education. She has presented numerous public lectures and is an associate editor for a popular California journal. For more information, visit
The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series.