An exciting new Podcast “My Stories….Chapters and Challenges” inspired by the Pulitzer nominated book Call To Witness hits the waves March 14th, 2016
A New Podcast titled “My Stories…Chapters and Challenges” is set to hit the air waves March 14th. Inspired by the Pulitzer nominated book, Call To Witness, a true story of one woman’s battle with disability, discrimination and a pharmaceutical powerhouse, will feature guests who overcame challenges and started new chapters in their lives.
“My Hope is that Call To Witness will be an inspiration for those who feel they have no voice and who feel powerless when facing what seems like insurmountable challenges. I want readers and listeners to have the courage to take a stand against discrimination in the work place and stand against domestic violence. Also, I wish the challenges they face will be seen as a new chapter and not as an obstacle. This Podcast will welcome all without judgement or criticism; every person will be embraced completely no matter where they are on their journey,” says Host Jane Gagliardo, subject of Call To Witness.
When Attorney Patrick J. Reilly consulted with author Sherry Blackman for her book Call to Witness, a true story based on one of Reilly’s cases, he didn’t expect the book to receive the high accolades it has from readers and sellers alike.
The text is currently ranked as #24 in the Best Sellers list for Disability Law and #37 for Discrimination Constitutional Law. The book has also received an average 5 out of 5 star rating by Amazon readers.
Call to Witness details the true story of Jane Gagliardo‘s struggle with discrimination at the hands of her employer and her triumph over one of the biggest pharmaceutical giants with the help of Attorney Reilly and his team.
Call to Witness, a legal term, is a story that cries out to all of us.
I say this for a couple of reasons. It cries out because in one sense it forces all of us to live through an ordeal that we only want to live out on the page, not in real life. And yet, Jane Gagliardo’s story is empowering to anyone who reads it. The reader witnesses the ways life often “disables” all of us, and the essential intentionality required for a person not to be defined by one’s past, by others, or by any diagnosis or disability.