Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. presents: “Truth to Power: Being an Empowered Vegan in an Animal-Eating Culture” at Farm Sanctuary’s 2015 Hoe Down. Dr. Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist; a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; a celebrated speaker; and author of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. Dr. Joy is the eighth recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award, which was previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Her work has been featured by numerous national and international media outlets, including the BBC, ABC Australia, NPR, PBS, and The New York Times. Dr. Joy has given her acclaimed carnism presentation on five continents, and she is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals. Dr. Joy is the founder and president of Beyond Carnism.