Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Marlee Matlin, From Oscar to West Wing & Beyond (Virtual)

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Join us in celebration of Deaf Awareness Month for an engaging evening with Academy‑Award‑winning actress, author, and activist Marlee Matlin, as she discusses her book “I’ll Scream Later.” As the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, a star in her 2021 film CODA which swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards, and a longtime advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing.

This event is 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 of 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).

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