10/4/18 – Zero Weeks: Screening and Paid Family Leave discussion

A documentary and discussion on the challenges posed by the absence of a paid family leave policy in our nation

Zero Weeks
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Join us for a screening of Zero Weeks, a documentary on the challenges posed by the absence of a paid family leave policy in our nation. At the event, we’ll 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 nation-wide and 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.

The screening and discussion are hosted by the Metro Public Health Early Childhood Partnership in collaboration with Colorado 9to5, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Clayton Early Learning, Good Business Colorado, Small Business Majority, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Early Childhood Colorado Partnership, Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition, the Prenatal, Infant Toddler Coalition and ZERO TO THREE.

“Weaving powerful stories together with insightful interviews with leading policymakers, economists, researchers, and activists, Zero Weeks lays out a compelling argument for guaranteed paid leave for every American worker. The film looks at paid leave from an emotional, medical, financial and global perspective.” The first months of a child’s life serve as the first blocks in building a strong foundation for them to reach their full potential. Parents and caregivers play a critical role during this time, and ensuring they have the time and resources to build strong connections with their baby is critical.

Registration for this free event includes complimentary refreshments, including heavy appetizers, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Please register by September 30th.

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