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ZERO WEEKS - Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Women's Center, Student Union 421G

Weaving powerful stories together with insightful interviews from leading policy makers, 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.

Once a fringe issue, paid leave is now central in the national debate. The issue is not just political, it’s smart economics. The three states that have implemented their own policies — California, New Jersey and Rhode Island— have experienced greater economic stability. Companies like Google, which provide over 16 weeks of paid leave, have seen their rates of attrition fall by 50%. Paid leave is not just good for families, relationships, and the health of seniors, parents and children, but it’s beneficial for business and our nation’s ability to compete on a global scale.

Please RSVP with the following link:http://bit.ly/ZeroWeeksUCONN

More information is available at http://www.zeroweeks.com/

Co-sponsored with the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) and UConn NOW.

Contact:

Kathy Fischer at kathy.fischer@uconn.edu

Women's Center (primary), Human Development & Family Studies, Human Rights Institute, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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