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Paid Family Leave Film and Discussion
October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a Paid Family Leave Film and
Food will be provided. For more information, contact Stephanie McDonald @ 336 690-1924 or
Join us for a screening of Zero Weeks: America’s Paid Family Leave
Crisis and The Cost of Doing Nothing, followed by a panel discussion
When: Tuesday October 22nd, 7:00 pm
Where: Parkway United Church of Christ: 1465 Irving St
About the film:
No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new
child, to care for your mother when she has her knee replaced or to heal from cancer without
facing financial disaster.
And yet in 2016, only 14 percent of private sector workers in the U.S. reported having paid
family leave through an employer. Because 44 percent of American households don’t have
enough savings to cover their basic expenses for three months, families are often forced to
choose between taking time off to care for a partner or parent with an unexpected medical
emergency or continuing to work so that they can keep their job and health insurance.
The crisis is just as bleak for new mothers. Nearly 1 in 4 mothers return to work within two
weeks of having a baby.
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
Sponsored by: Parkway United Church of Christ and Working America