It is critical that professional developers and education leaders continually grow their racial literacy and ability to lead for equity. This is lifelong work that requires ongoing learning and intentional practice. The more they deepen their knowledge and understanding of systemic racism and white supremacy and how it impacts us institutionally, interpersonally and internally, the more they can ground their work with teachers and students in that analysis.

This book study is for anyone in the greater Pittsburgh area who wants to grow their equity practice and who leads professional development and/or supports teachers in their learning and practice. Focusing on race and shifting barriers to progress as the primary lens for equity, the group will read ​White Fragility​ by Robin DiAngelo. Being that more than 90% of teachers in Pennsylvania are white, this topic is relevant to all professional developers. Members of the group will learn and reflect to strengthen their practice so that they can more effectively navigate conversations around race and drive transformation in schools.

To ensure an intimate and supportive learning experience, the group is limited to 15 participants. There is no cost to participate. Participants will receive a copy of the selected book.

The study group will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month from February through May: February 27, 2:30 – 4:30 pm; March 26, 2:30 – 4:30 pm; April 23, 2:30 – 4:30 pm; May 28, 2:30 – 4:30 pm.