Free “Zero Weeks” Screening & Paid Family Leave Discussion
posted by: Amber Johnson
During my recent visit home to Canada, my niece coddled her newborn son and casually mentioned she was taking a 35-week maternity leave and would still be earning 55% of her wages.
Let’s take that in: 35 WEEKS home with her baby.
We all know parental leave is a huge issue in the United States. The Colorado Children’s Campaign, Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition, the Metro Public Health Early Childhood Partnership and others invite you to join them on October 4th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Zero to Three Conference at the Governor’s Square Room at the Sheraton Denver Hotel for a screening of Zero Weeks, a documentary on the challenges posed by the absence of a paid family leave policy in our nation.
- Hear from Colorado advocates who are working to establish a paid family leave program in our state and families who have been impacted.
- Learn how you can take action to promote paid family leave in Colorado and nationwide.
- Network with others who believe that caregivers shouldn’t have to choose between job and family when serious illness strikes or welcoming babies and children.
Registration for this free event includes complimentary refreshments, including heavy appetizers, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Please register by September 30th.