Illinois Libraries Present to host Oscar winner, advocate Marlee Matlin

  • Marlee Matlin, Oscar winner, author and deaf rights advocate, will share her Hollywood journey and work as an activist via Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, through the Schaumburg Township District Library. The event is hosted by Illinois Libraries Present.

    Marlee Matlin, Oscar winner, author and deaf rights advocate, will share her Hollywood journey and work as an activist via Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, through the Schaumburg Township District Library. The event is hosted by Illinois Libraries Present. Courtesy of Schaumburg Township District Library

 
Submitted by Hollis Sienkiewicz, Schaumburg Township District Library
Posted9/12/2022 9:52 AM

Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events, welcomes author and Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin Wednesday, Sept. 14.

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share her Hollywood journey and work as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin's acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 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."

A Conversation with Marlee Matlin will be online on Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. To register, visit SchaumburgLibrary.org. This program will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter.

Schaumburg Township District Library is a founding member of Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among more than 200 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 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.

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