‘Judge Torres’ to show on campus Nov. 6

Clackamas Community College’s World Languages Department and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee are sponsoring a free performance of “Judge Torres” Nov. 6 at noon in the Gregory Forum building.

The performance is based on the true story of Multnomah County Circuit Judge Xiomara Torres.“Judge Torres” is a story of magic and Mayan folktales, loss, abuse and ultimately of triumph against all odds.

In 1980, 9-year-old Xiomara Torres and her family are led across a river by a “coyote,” or smuggler, as they make their way to their new life in America. It’s in this river that she meets La Siguanaba, a mythical being from Salvadoran legends who chooses to guide her, providing her strength and wisdom as she makes her way down a difficult path.

“Judge Torres” is written by Milta Ortiz and directed by Mandana Khoshnevisan; the 2019 tour of “Judge Torres” is made possible by The Ventura Group, Inc., EC Brown Foundation, Juan Young Trust and the Portland Clinic Foundation.