seminars for itp students and practicing interpreters

'Tis the Season: Christmas & Religious Signs 2019

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November 2, 2019 
9 am - 12 pm

MidAmerica Nazarene University
Santa Fe Commons Location
13563 South Mur-Len Road
Olathe, KS 66062

'Tis the Season: Christmas & Religious Signs 2019

During this seminar we will have fun with the ways to interpret modern Christmas music as well as some old Christmas songs that are often sung during the holiday season. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice interpreting songs using some of the religious signs that we will discuss during the seminar.

We will discuss various religious signs from the Christian perspective. Attendees will also watch videos of Deaf performers. Then we will work in groups to form an interpretation of Christmas songs.

 Presenter: Angie Allen

Angie has been married for 28 years to her high school sweetheart, Jameson and they have four grown children and four grandchildren. She was born in Olathe, KS which is where she began her journey of learning Sign Language as well as Deaf Culture. In 1999, Angie started attending First Baptist Church of Arnold, MO which had an established Deaf ministry. She fell in love with church interpreting. With support and encouragement from the Deaf congregation, she studied to become a certified Interpreter. 

Angie began freelance and educational interpreting after receiving her certification from MICS in 2005. Currently she works as a Video Relay Interpreter for Sorenson Communications.

Her love for the Deaf community and Interpreters has grown into her passion/ministry. She desires to see interpreters improve their skills and develop strategies to be able to withstand the trials that come along with our profession, especially in church interpreting. Angie also enjoys facilitating Soul Care Retreats and has had the opportunity to travel around the globe to share her passion with Interpreters and Deaf alike. 

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*Any special accommodation requests must be received by October 28, 2019 at 8 am


0.3 CEUs RID Professional Studies 
Activity #0238.1119.02

**Open to current ITP Students and Practicing ASL Interpreters

*The presentation will be in the presenters native language of Spoken English