The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Presents
Marlee Matlin in “Living Generously”
Monday, December 7 • Michael’s On East
Limited Seating. Tickets go on sale October 26!
The celebrated actress and social activist will be sharing her wisdom about deaf experience, Judaism, her career, and the art of living generously.
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee presents Marlee Matlin in “Living Generously,” Monday, December 7, 11:30 a.m., at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave, Sarasota. Matlin will be sharing insights about the deaf experience, Judaism, her career, and the art of living generously. Tickets go on sale on October 26. Reservations start at $75 and include lunch; seating is limited. In addition, a minimum gift of $54 to the development efforts of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is required to attend this event. Reservations are available for purchase by visiting www.jfedsrq.org.
Award-winning actress and devoted social activist Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in “Children of a Lesser God” for which she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar at age 21. Though Matlin lost her hearing when she was only 18 months old, she never let her challenges dictate her future or deter her dreams. She’s gone on to iconic roles in film and television, including performances in “The West Wing,” “Seinfeld” and “Desperate Housewives.” Along with a successful Hollywood career, Matlin has dedicated herself to raising awareness for many humanitarian causes, including diversity and LGBT rights. She is a staunch advocate for children and a champion for those struggling against domestic abuse and addiction. Matlin has also helped raise awareness for better hearing health for millions of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults in developing countries, in support of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Matlin says her social rights activism arises from “two aspects of my life: growing up deaf and growing up Jewish. The ideas of standing up for what’s right and working on behalf of the less fortunate are lessons I learned from my parents and my grandparents, who emigrated here from Europe. My family and my educators also told me that, as a deaf person, I was entitled to the same paths to realizing my dreams and success as anyone else.”
Lead sponsor for Women’s Day is Tableseide and co-chairs are Lynn Carvel and Susi Steenbarger.
About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in Sarasota-Manatee, in Israel, and around the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org.