Mixed Blood Theatre

Cedar Riverside Neighborhood
Engagement

 


Project Manager

Raúl Ramos

 

Community Liaisons
Mohamed Jama

 

Cedar Riverside
Neighborhood Engagement

Deepening our work in Cedar Riverside

 

In 2009, Mixed Blood began building relationships within the local Somali, Eritrean, and Ethiopian communities. In partnership with Bedlam Theatre, Mixed Blood has expanded and deepened its work within the Cedar Riverside community to include offering auditorium, office, and event space for individuals and organizations in the neighborhood, free admission to arts events throughout the West Bank and free admission to special performances merging Mixed Blood performers with community artists, training an acting company of young adult East Africans, and creating and producing a play by, about, for, and with the residents of the 55454 zip code.

Welcoming Spaces
Mixed Blood provides free space and technical support for neighborhood-focused events bringing the community together. The zip code in which Mixed Blood has resided since its 1976 inception, 55454, is the most ethnically diverse between Chicago and the West Coast.  4000 people live on Mixed Blood's block, hailing from 63 countries and speaking 92 languages.  Mixed Blood's venue is a point of assembly for its neighbors, available without charge for meetings, performances, or gatherings of any kind organized by residents and business owners within 55454.

To request the 200-seat auditorium, 40-person rehearsal room, or small meeting space, contact Raúl Ramos (Neighborhood Engagement Manager) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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December Events

7-Dec, Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm Somali Networking Event

12-Dec, Thursday, 4-7pm Health Commons Volunteer Appreciation Event

 

November Events

5-Nov Abdi Warsame Election Night Central

15-Nov through 21-Nov Images of Africa: An African Film Series presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St Paul

 

July Events

1-Jul Ramadan Soccer Tournament Planning Mtg

1-Jul Cedar Riverside Youth Council Board Meeting

8-Jul Cedar Riverside Youth Council Staff Meeting

9-Jul Made in MN Committee Meetings

9-Jul Ramadan Soccer Tournament Planning Mtg

9-Jul Cedar Riverside Youth Council Special Events Committee Meeting

10-Jul Cedar Riverside Youth Council Board Meeting

13-Jul Djibouti Folk Dancing Group

20-Jul Djibouti Folk Dancing Group

 

June Events

3-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Special Events Committee Meeting

3-Jun YWCA Panel on Racism

4-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Staff meeting w/ Turtlking Company

10-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Advisory Committee Meeting

10-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Staff Meeting

11-Jun Mark Andrews Delegates Meeting

11-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Staff meeting w/ Turtlking Company

17-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Advisory Committee Meeting

17-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Special Events Committee Meeting

18-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Staff meeting w/ Turtlking Company

18-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Public Relations Committee Meeting

19-Jun Young Achievers Rehearsal

22-Jun Young Achievers Ceremony

23-Jun Mixed Precipitation Picnic Operetta Board Meeting

23-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Board Meeting

24-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Staff Meeting

25-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Community Building Committee Meeting

29-Jun Cedar Riverside Youth Council Staff Meeting

29-Jun Somali Independence Day Volunteers Mtg