Arizona Storytellers: Marilyn Omifunke Torres
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.
In 2011, Marilyn Omifunke Torres and her mom lived together in Phoenix. Her mother is originally from Puerto Rico, but has lived in the United States since she was a teenager.
One evening after Omifunke Torres got home from work, her mother wasn’t there. She started to worry until her mom called her from the San Carlos Apache Nation.
Marilyn Omifunke Torres is a faculty member at the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
The next storytelling event is Oct. 17, 2016, at Valley Bar in Phoenix.