Update: LINK to the compiled list of books, films, podcasts and more from this chat:
Read any good books lately?
Seen any good movies?
Going to finally peruse that text you’re considering for use in your Macro Social Work course?
What have you read or viewed that reflects our values of social justice, service, respect for the dignity and worth of every person, or the importance of healthy relationships?
For this chat, we’ll share our favorite books both literary and academic, movies, and more!
What is your “best of”?
Please suggest books, movies, blogs, podcasts, interviews, text books or that outstanding academic article that all macro social workers should read – where a character is a social worker, or that reflects any aspect of social work.
We’ll gather all your recommendations, and publish it here. Please join host and #MacroSW partner Pat Shelly from @UBSSW on Thursday!
Here’s one suggestion:
2018 Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film: The Silent Child (2017) 22 minutes.
The Silent Child: “Set in rural England and inspired by real life events, [this film] centres around a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.”
Maisie Sly, the actor portraying Libby, is profoundly deaf.
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