Nov. 14 Event is Free, Open to the Public
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2013) – The student-run University Lecture Series at the University of South Florida will welcome Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winning actress and activist on Thursday, Nov. 14. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom, located at 4202 E. Fowler Avenue on the Tampa campus.
Addressing topics of inclusion, diversity, and access, as well as addiction and abuse, Matlin, who is deaf, will share her life experiences in front of the camera, off the set, and as an activist for these important issues. A book signing for her autobiography, I’ll Scream Later, will follow the lecture at 9:45 p.m.
Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her motion picture debut in Children of a Lesser God, earning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. At age 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, making her one of only four actresses to receive that honor for a film debut.
Matlin also appeared as part of USF’s University Lecture Series on March 5, 2009. You can view that lecture here.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and the audience policy, visit http://uls.usf.edu/.