Marlee Matlin Headlines Panel Discussion on People with Disabilities in Times of Economic Crisis
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In November 2009, Marlee Matlin, the youngest winner of an Academy Award for Best Actress and an advocate for persons with disabilities, was the special guest headlining a panel discussion on the impact of the global economic crisis on women and men with disabilities. Pay close attention to what she says about the role that higher education has to play in this matter.
Also during her visit to Geneva, Matlin visited a classroom of deaf children who shared their hopes for the future and places to visit in Geneva. What you will find interesting here is that, even though like her the children are also deaf and also use sign language to communicate with her, the children are signing in a different language! Matlin teaches the children to count using ASL and a translator assists in interpreting to Matlin about a waterfall the children think she should visit during her stay.