- Fairhaven, a fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate.
- Implicit bias training, an online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions.
History & Power of Real Estate webinar series
DCAR and the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® have co-hosted a webinar series highlighting their commitment to continuing the conversation about racism, particularly as it relates to real estate. Our goal is to generate a healthy discussion around the history of our nation’s legislative barriers on homeownership based on race – and how those barriers are still affecting today’s society. Previous webinar topics are listed below:
- Three ways to be a more anti-racist real estate professional
Institutional racism has defined housing markets for generations, but we all have roles to play in dismantling it. Come learn three specific actions you can take to be a more anti-racist REALTOR®, co-presented by Equal Rights Center Executive Director Kate Scott and GCAAR’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member Maurice Mckinney II.
- The eviction of the Broad Branch Road Black community
GCAAR co-hosted the second History & Power of Real Estate webinar of 2021 with the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® and Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS®. We invited representatives from Historic Chevy Chase DC (HCCDC) to explain the history behind the proposal to re-name and revise the signage for Lafayette Park and Recreation Center in northwest DC. They had a great presentation with the background knowledge you need to market homes in this neighborhood!
- Richard Rothstein and “The Color of Law”
DCAR, GCAAR and the Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS® proudly presented a brand-new presentation featuring Richard Rothstein himself – the renowned author of the popular book, “The Color of Law.” Rothstein built upon the earlier discussions we’ve hosted through our webinar series about how the residential segregation in the early/mid-20th century contributed to the racial segregation that characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. today.
- History of Lincoln Park
GCAAR and DCAR continued their History and Power of Real Estate series with Dr. Miriam Bunow, Education & Outreach Manager of Peerless Rockville, to discuss the development of Lincoln Park, its context in Montgomery County history and significant homes/individuals/sites within.
- Mapping Segregation in D.C.
Sarah Shoenfeld, co-owner of research firm Prologue DC, lead the webinar “Mapping Segregation in D.C.,” focusing on the development history and racial context of the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, as well as legal challenges that emerged from it.
- Race & Real Estate Context & History
To kick off the new series, GCAAR and the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® presented the first webinar, “Race and Real Estate Context & History.” To set the stage for the rest of the series, 2020 GCAAR Secretary Harrison Beacher and Nicole Canole, East + Ivy CEO discussed the book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”* by Richard Rothstein. Take a look at the slide deck.