THIS YEAR’S PRESENTER: ANGELA PETRONE STRATIY
ASL Immersion Weekend 2005
April 15th, 16th, and 17th
Angela Petrone Stratiy is an internationally known performer and comedian. Angela is a native signer from a Deaf family. She graduated from the Saskatchewan School for the Deaf and earned a B.A. in English from Gallaudet University and an M.Ed. in Deaf Education from Western Maryland College.
She taught Deaf students for 2 years in North Dakota, and for 14 years at the Manitoba School for the Deaf in Winnipeg. Since 1986, Angela had been a coordinator, curriculum developer, and instructor in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture in the ASL/English Interpreter Program and Sign Language Studies Program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta. She was a founding member of the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf and has been active in the society for 30 years. She was a consultant on the American Sign Language in Canada Dictionary and is a co-author of “Deaf Women of Canada”. Her first public release on video was “Pursuit of ASL: Interesting Facts Using Classifiers”, produced by Dr. Marty Taylor, Interpreting Consolidated in 1998. Angela is one of 50 Deaf recipients of the 46,000 Canadians to receive the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.