Cornell Hillel's Major Speaker Series Committee is so excited to announce our first speaker of the semester, Marlee Matlin. As you may know, when Marlee was only 21, she became the youngest actress ever (and still the only deaf performer) to win the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role - for her debut film, Children of a Lesser God. She's since appeared in The West Wing, The L Word, Switched at Birth, Dancing with the Stars, and most recently, the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. She is also a novelist, passionate advocate for the deaf community, and speaks regularly on her struggles overcoming addiction.
We hope you will join us Monday, February 8th at 5:30 PM in 155 Olin Hall. Please arrive early so we can start on time!
For the chance to win dinner with Marlee (!!!), please post a video of yourself to the event Facebook page in which you sign in ASL what you love about Marlee. You may sign a word, a phrase, or a complete sentence. Please submit this video by Friday, February 5th at 5PM.
Marlee’s words will be interpreted by her long-time interpreter Jack Jason as she signs in ASL. If you require additional disability-related accommodations of any kind, including a reserved front-row seat, please email Cornell Hillel’s Program Director Jodi Tandet at email@example.com.
(No tickets needed... the event is 100% free and open to the public!)