The Des Plaines Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host award-winning actress and Illinois native Marlee Matlin. In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Matlin will share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. A long time advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing.
This inspiring conversation will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter. To watch the video above, use the password CODA.
This event was made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office for the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
(This program originally aired over Zoom on September 14, 2022.)