In a recent blog post, CASA of Travis County staff members discuss some of their favorite 2017 films, offering a brief, spoiler-free analysis of how the themes of each film are relevant to the work of CASA. Topics covered include trauma, foster care, diversity, culture, poverty, the importance of representation, confronting our own biases and more.
See the below excerpt from Training Director Lydia Garcia’s review of Coco for example:
“CASA volunteers should watch this movie because it can give them a better understanding of what the idea of family means, whether they’re still alive or if they have passed away. … Also, it’s like a love letter to Mexican culture in a time when being Mexican is often spoken about as a negative. Latino kids need to see themselves being represented in the media. It’s important to see ourselves on the big screen, being proud of who we are.”
Read CASA of Travis County’s 2017 movie recommendations – and share them with your program staff and volunteers!
Texas CASA is committed to our goal of ensuring the highest quality advocacy possible for all children in the child protection system, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or disability status – that’s why we are now highlighting resources to support the CASA network’s journey to becoming more inclusive, welcoming, affirming and culturally considerate. Explore more Cultural Considerations articles.