White Fragility

Intended Audience: OST Frontline Staff and Supervisors, Community School Coordinators, Teachers, Baltimore City Community Members

Date: 5/1/2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: GoToTraining
Facilitator: Jennifer McDowell, Common Good Coaching
OST Professional Development: Hours - 2


Registration Ends: 4/30/2020 8:30 AM
The registration period has closed for this event.


Are you on the frontline directly serving children and families in Baltimore and identify as white? Have you found yourself experiencing overwhelm, guilt, shame, crying, or wanting to leave when participating in conversations about race and racism and your complicity in the system? Are you committed to building your knowledge and skills to effectively receive feedback and move beyond these feelings to serve as an anti-racist practitioner? Join us for a personal and collective reflection on white fragility and shift from “am I racist?” to “how is my racism manifesting itself?” and then to “am I actively perpetuating or disrupting racism, in this moment?”

Jennifer McDowell will facilitate White Fragility sessions that will help white people understand their role in racism and how their response can perpetuate or reverse effects of racism.

*Your GoToTraining link will be emailed 24 hours before this workshop. This link will give you access to sign in for your class 15 minutes prior to the scheduled Start Time.


If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please inform us within 48 hours of the scheduled training by contacting: Family League Help Desk; support@familyleague.org

Please review our Professional Development Policy below:

If a participant does not attend a training for which they have registered, or does not to notify the Family League of their inability to attend within 48 hours of the scheduled training, the organization will be invoiced a “missed session” fee of $50.00. Organizations will only be charged in the event of a “missed session” by an employee. If an agency fails to pay the missed session fee, their staff will no longer be able to access training offered by Family League of Baltimore. The 48 hour requirement does exclude extenuating circumstances such as a death in the family, serious medical emergency, programmatic emergency that would require the attendance of the registered individual, etc.

Our goal is to continue to maximize the professional development opportunities for our funded partners, while reducing the large number of no show attendees we have experienced over the last year. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy and hope that your staff continues to benefit from the opportunities that will be offered during the coming year.