Join us for a screening and panel discussion of the award-winning documentary “ZERO WEEKS.” Examining paid family leave from an emotional, health, economic, and global perspective, “ZERO WEEKS” shows us why every American should have the right to paid leave to care for themselves and be there when their family needs them most.
This event will highlight the state and national movement for Paid Family Leave, raise awareness about the push for universal fully paid leave in Berkeley and support the California Work & Family Coalition’s work of making paid family leave a reality for all Californians.
Speakers and Panelists
Ben Bartlett, Berkeley City Council
Netsy Firestein, Center for American Progress
Clarissa Doutherd, Parent Voices – Oakland
Holly Stewart, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Molly Curley O'Brien, The Office of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
Renata Moreira, Our Family Coalition
The History of Paid Family Leave in California
California’s Paid Family Leave program provides 6 weeks of partial wage replacement to workers who take time to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Over 2 million California workers have benefitted from Paid Family Leave since the law was implemented in 2004. Since it’s passage, Coalition organizations have worked to expand access to Paid Family Leave through education, outreach, and policy change
The California Work & Family Coalition is a statewide alliance of community organizations, unions, non-profits, and individuals dedicated to helping parents, caregivers, and families thrive.
About Berkeley's Paid Family Leave Ordinance
Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett introduced a city ordinance in 2018 that would help more low-income workers benefit from Paid Family Leave by requiring employers to fill the gap between the current wage replacement and the employee’s full pay.
Event Sponsors and Hosts
Join us in making Paid Leave a reality for all workers. Event sponsors + hosts include:
The California Work & Family Coalition
Office of Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett
Legal Aid at Work
YWCA San Francisco & Marin
Office of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
Human Impact Partners
Small Business Majority
Mi Familia Vota
The UC Berkeley Labor Center
Equal Rights Advocates
CA Employment Lawyer’s Association
CA WIC Association
ACLU of Northern California
Our Family Coalition
Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative
Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Help Us Cover Costs of the Event
We are raising funds to cover the cost of putting on this free and public event. If you or your organization are able to contribute financially, please click here to make a donation. Thank you for your contribution and support!
- August 16, 2018 at 6pm – 9pm
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St
Berkeley, CA 94703
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