October 2, 2022

Actress Matlin to share reflections on life, career with hearing loss

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Actor Marlee Matlin signs onstage during Gallaudet University's commencement at Gallaudet University on May 13. Matlin will be taking part in a Zoom presentation Sept. 14 through the Jacksonville Public Library.

Actor Marlee Matlin signs onstage during Gallaudet University’s commencement at Gallaudet University on May 13. Matlin will be taking part in a Zoom presentation Sept. 14 through the Jacksonville Public Library.

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Actress Marlee Matlin will discuss her career and activist work during a Deaf Awareness Month virtual presentation through Illinois libraries.

Jacksonville Public Library is taking part in the Zoom presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14. It is part of Deaf Awareness Month.

Matlin, a Morton Grove native who lost most of her hearing when she was 18 months old, is a spokeswoman for the National Captioning Institute. She also serves charitable organizations such as Very Special Arts and the Starlight Foundation.

The presentation can be viewed at the library, 201 W. College Ave., or at home by calling the library at 217-243-5435 and requesting a link. 



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