2pm – Storytelling Training Workshop
Learn to tell stories and craft compelling performances in a storytelling workshop taught by an award winning local storyteller Christopher Luehr.
2pm – Healing Powers of Creative Placemaking: Provider Workshop
Project 154 Coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud of Mixed Blood will discuss healthcare themes that emerged from Cedar-Riverside resident, share personal stories, and 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.
3pm – Community Dialogue with Abdurrahman Mahmud
Project 154 Coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud will host a community dialogue in which Cedar Riverside residents will discuss the outcomes of Project 154 and discuss next steps in advocating for the community.
4pm- The Healing Powers of Personal Narrative with Zaynab Abdi
Zaynab Abdi, currently a student at St. Catherine University, is an inspirational speaker on topics of diversity and inclusion, youth empowerment, immigration, education, and women in sports. She shares her personal journey and leads a discussion around how the community can work together to inspire health.
5pm- Traditional Dance performance outside
6pm – Break for meal and Asr prayer
7pm – The Historical significance of Storytelling in Somali People with 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.
8:00pm – Mixed Blood storyteller 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.
We will also welcome special guests Council Representative Abdi Warsame and State Representative Mohamed Noor.
The final performance will be a comedic show by Mohamoud Wiilwaal, Sahro Dhule and Abdihakin Br in Somali.