City of Fort Wayne participating in “Zero Weeks” screening

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A year after Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced a policy providing paid parental leave for city employees, City of Fort Wayne leaders will take part in the screening of “Zero Weeks,” a documentary exploring paid leave in the United States.

The film is being shown in partnership with the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF) and AARP Indiana on Tuesday, June 18, in the auditorium at Manchester University’s Fort Wayne Campus, 10627 Diebold Rd. Check-in and refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Mayor Henry will welcome attendees before the film starts at 6 p.m.

Erin Macey, senior policy analyst for IIWF, will moderate a post-film panel discussion with Dr. Tony GiaQuinta, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Indiana Chapter; Addison Pollock, associate state director of advocacy and outreach at AARP Indiana; and Savannah Robinson, director of legal personnel at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and president of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI).

“Since we passed paid parental leave, City employees have been able to take some time to focus on caring for their newborns and newly adopted children and have returned to work renewed and recommitted to serving other Fort Wayne families,” said Mayor Henry. “This has been a great way to attract and retain top talent in the City and to strengthen the physical, mental and economic health of families. We hope other employers in the area will be encouraged to offer similar support to their employees.”

Registration information for the film screening can be found on EventBrite.