Voices of Women with Host Kris Steinnes: Author Sherry Blackman talks about "Call to Witness" a true story about one woman's battle with disability, discrimination and a pharmaceutical powerhouse.

  05/03/2013  01:00 pm PST

CALL TO WITNESS by Sherry Blackman brings Gagliardo's tale vividly to life as it follows a young wife and mother who awoke one day unable to feel her own body but dreamed of being able to do dignified work to support her family. Despite her multiple sclerosis, Gagliardo became a top customer service representative and established the first telemarketing division for a major pharmacy manufacturer, setting sales records and becoming the go-to person for her division. But when her illness grew more challenging, the company dismissed her rather than provide the accommodations required under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Backed by a supportive husband and a dedicated attorney, she fought for the rights of all Americans with disabilities against the might of Big Pharma. CALL TO WITNESS tells how she overcame disability, a violently abusive childhood and intimidation by a major industry to join the ranks of the modern heroines of our time.

HOST

Kris Steinnes

Voices of Women Fridays at 1pm pt 4pm et.Kris Steinnes began her spiritual journey in 1990 when she discovered her mission to bring people together. In 1993 after reading t...

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GUEST

Sherry Blackman

Sherry Blackman is an internationally published writer, award-winning poet and journalist whose work has taken her to 30 countries and has appeared in dozens of national and...

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