VIRTUAL A Conversation with Marlee Matlin: From Oscar to West Wing and Beyond

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin will share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journey as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards.

A longtime advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing. As she has so aptly stated, “The only thing I can’t do is hear. The rest is there for the taking.”

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. This program will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter. A recording will be available to all registrants for a limited time following the program.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of 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).

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Event Type(s): Author Event, Movie
Age Group(s): Adult