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Peace Talks w/ Audri Scott Williams & Marilyn Omifunke Torres(Re-Run)

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My guest this Friday is Marilyn Omifunke Torres of the Storytelling Institute of South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ
Marilyn is a multilingual storyteller, educator, artist and human development trainer. Marilyn is dedicated to incorporating storytelling into all forms of academic achievement, literacy and college bound leadership among youth. Marilyn Torres, the West Winds Storyteller has been an ordained West African traditional storyteller for more than 30 years, In August of 1984, she received two chieftaincies in the Village of Imota West Africa, Nigeria. As a descendent of the "children of slavery from the island of Puerto Rico," Marilyn was given a naming ceremony and renamed “Omifunke” in honor of her return to her ancestral land of Africa. Marilyn was born in New York State and raised on both the island of Puerto Rico and New York City. She is currently a faculty member at the Storytelling Institute at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ.