Cesar Torres with his wife and daughter
December 22, 2017
Produced by Katie Kuhn, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
We hear a lot about immigration on television and in the news, but have you ever had a personal conversation with someone who came to the U.S. from another country? For our last podcast of 2017, we are happy to share a conversation with Cesar Torres. Cesar is a network administrator at a local private school and has a wife, young daughter, and a home here in Milwaukee, all of which culminated in what Cesar calls his “American Dream.” When he was in his early 20s, Cesar immigrated to the US from his native Peru, and was shortly followed by members of his family. Over the last 17 years, Cesar has worked to find his place and identity as an immigrant American.
Cesar shared his story of coming to the US and his first impressions in a bilingual performance at an Ex Fabula story slam. Coincidentally, the theme of the night was “My American Dream.” We will begin with hearing Cesar tell his story live on stage, then chat with him about his experiences.
As mentioned above, Cesar shared his American Dream story at an Ex Fabula story slam last year. Ex Fabula is a local organization committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling. Learn more and even tell your own story by visiting www.ExFabula.org .
Check out our other podcast interviews with Ex Fabula storytellers Rissie Lundberg, Tom Ellis, and co-founder Megan McGee.