On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the Hershey Indivisible Team will host Karen Showalter, Senior Campaign Director for Moms Rising for a discussion of “Family Leave Equals Family Values: The Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave.”
A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, Karen has spoken and written extensively on networks, new media and social change. To supplement the discussion, she will use clips from the video, ZEROWEEKS to reinforce the message of the importance of paid leave. In the United States – one of the richest nations in the world – having a baby, a medical emergency or an aging parent can be a trigger into poverty.
The video, ZERO WEEKS explores America’s paid leave crisis, the cost of doing nothing, and what we can do about it. 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 from an emotional, medical, financial and global perspective.