Episode 14

"Unmuting" Voices in American History: Dr. Carlos Torre

Published on: 25th May, 2021

Connecticut high schools will be required to offer African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies beginning in Fall 2022 – becoming the first state in the nation to do so.

Here to discuss the significance of this new law, signed into effect in December 2020, is Carlos Torre, professor of curriculum and learning and former president of the Board of Education for New Haven Public Schools.

Torre earned a master's in education, a certificate in advanced study, and a doctorate of education from Harvard University. He is also an elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico, which awarded him the Academy’s Medal of the Academician.

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In Season Two, student activist Jamil Harp and Professor KC Councilor break down communication barriers and get to the heart of equity and inclusion conversations on college campuses.

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