Ellen Tuzzolo

Ellen Tuzzolo has been fighting for racial, social, and environmental justice as an educator, organizer, campaign director, policy analyst, and strategist for over 20 years. As a queer, white person, Ellen has committed to the work of institutionalizing equity and interrupting inequity in various ways--through fighting mass incarceration, addressing racial inequity in education, participating in local environmental justice organizing, and working within largely white environmental movements to promote a focus on racial equity. Recently, as a Program Director for RE-Center: Race and Equity in Education, Ellen lead the “Equity-Informed School Climate Assessment” -- a multi-year equity assessment of a suburban school district seeking to institutionalize equity in its policies and practices. Ellen has developed equity assessment processes and facilitated workshops for kindergarten to college educators, community racial justice organizations, and a wide variety of non-profit organizations. Ellen is a proud founding member of the Rhode Island chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice and serves on the board of directors for the Providence Student Union and the Albany Social Justice Center.