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Community Film Series: ZERO WEEKS sneak peek and discussion!

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Connecticut Women's Consortium

2321 Whitney Avenue

Suite 401

Hamden, CT 06518

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Most Americans agree that family comes first. 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; less than 40 percent have personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary disability program.

In honor of International Women’s Day and the 2018 theme #PressforProgress and together with Campaign for Paid Family Leave, we’ve chosen to screen a sneak peek of ZERO WEEKS as it explores America's paid leave crisis. Following workers who are forced to choose between keeping their job or being with a new baby, beating cancer, or tending to an aging parent, the film makes an economic, medical, business and social case for paid family leave.

“WE’RE MAKING PEOPLE CHOOSE BETWEEN THE FAMILY THEY LOVE AND THE JOB THEY NEED. NO OTHER NATION ON THE PLANET IS MAKING THESE CHOICES.”
– U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCS9Hpm0oCI



The film screening begins at 6pm.

Post-screening discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund

Event is co-sponsored by Maternal and Child Health Coalition and Campaign for Paid Family Leave



The Connecticut Women’s Consortium’s Community Film Series endeavors to stimulate connections, raise awareness, increase knowledge, and encourage dialogue about current issues impacting our communities. As part of our vision of eliminating discrimination and promoting excellence in our behavioral health system, we will offer a series of thought-provoking documentaries on topics addressing the secondary trauma of caregivers, incarceration and re-entry, veteran mental health, the opioid epidemic, the recovery movement, and childhood trauma.

Films are free and open to the public. Light snack and refreshments available starting at 5:30pm and films start at 6:00pm. The screening will be followed by panel discussions and audience question and answer sessions. Please join us to connect with those who share your concerns about ensuring our communities remain committed to addressing the behavioral health needs of all.

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