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Prospects for Paid Leave in SC: A panel conversation and screening of Zero

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Richland Library Main

1431 Assembly Street

Columbia, SC 29201

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A screening of Zero Weeks, a documentary that explores our country’s desperate need for paid family and medical leave policies.

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Join WREN, Black Women’s Roundtable, the YWCA, and the Center for American Progress on Nov 7, 2019 for a screening of Zero Weeks, a documentary that explores our country’s desperate need for paid family and medical leave policies. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the importance of paid leave as a critical priority for working families.

Most Americans agree that family should come first. No matter where you work or live, you should be able to welcome a new child, recover from a serious illness or injury, or provide care to a loved one with a serious medical condition without facing financial disaster. And yet in 2018 only 17 percent of civilian workers in the U.S. had access to paid family leave through their employer. Less than 40 percent had access to personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary disability program. No one should have to choose between protecting the health and well-being of their family or themselves, or putting the economic stability of their family at risk.

After a short, twenty minute screening of an excerpt from the Zero Weeks documentary, attendees will hear from a panel of experts and leaders on how and why paid leave policies matter to workers and their families in South Carolina, and how we can mobilize for progress. Doors open at 5:30, and the screening will begin at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be available on-site.

Follow the paid leave conversation on social media and use #PaidLeave4All

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