2pm – Storytelling Training Workshop
2pm – Provider Workshop
Mixed Blood’s Project 154 seeks to empower the residents of Cedar Riverside to be advocates for their health and create a dialogue about community health as a means for overcoming stigmas and obstacles with healthcare. In this session, Mixed Blood will:
- Discuss healthcare themes that emerged from Cedar Riverside resident story circles over the last year
- Share personal stories from the residents related to these themes
- Facilitate dialogue with providers around their personal experiences working with residents
3pm – Story Stitch with Green Card Voices
Telling Stories. Opening Minds. Becoming Neighbors. Everyone has a story to share. This program is designed as a way to facilitate the exchange of stories between immigrants and refugees, and their new neighbors.
4pm- Keynote Zaynab Abdi
5:30- Osman Ali
The Somali Museum of Minnesota is the only museum in North America devoted to preserving Somali traditional art and culture. The Museum targets Somali-American youth who have grown up without connection to their culture, and non-Somali Minnesotans encountering Somali culture for the first time. The presentation will be about traditional Somali art, the history nomadic culture and the different styles, and the role of traditional arts in the diaspora context.
7pm – Break for meal and prayer
8:30pm – Mixed Blood storyteller performance and comedic performance.
The evening will end with stories told by individuals who Mixed Blood has worked with to train as new storytellers. They will share their personal stories related to health and community.
The final performance will be a comedic show by Mohamoud Wiilwaal, Sahro Dhule and Abdihakin Br in Somali.