Ellen Bettmann

Headshot of Ellen BettmannEllen Hofheimer Bettmann is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of anti-bias education. She is co-author of Hate Hurts (Scholastic, c. 2000) and numerous training manuals and articles. She created and leads Difficult Conversations About Race, a monthly community forum that addresses race and racism. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative.


Course TItle: All Lives Won’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter (Winter Term 2022)
Participant Testimonials:

The course provided valuable insights to better understand the depths of the situation before us.

Ellen is obviously well informed on the overall subject and her preparation was outstanding.

Course Title: Race and Racism: Still Relevant in 2019 (Winter Term 2019)
Participant Testimonials:

Ellen is a very hard working and engaging figure. She uses a variety of information sources and interactive techniques that illuminate and challenge he class to recognize and engage in the issues of racism

Fantastic. Eye opening experience. Leader very well versed and also very good at pulling info out of group and getting people to interact. One of the best Osher classes I have had.

Course Title: Racism in 2018: Why Are We Still Talking About This?
Participant Testimonials:

Ellen is a masterful discussion leader. She encouraged everyone to contribute and asked provocative questions.

I think this course was excellent! I learned a lot but more importantly I hope I have seeded something that I can continue acting upon.

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