New webinar series: The History & Power of Real Estate
GCAAR is hosting a new webinar series highlighting its 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.
September 21: Mapping Segregation in D.C.
On Monday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m., join Sarah Shoenfeld, co-owner of research firm Prologue DC, for “Mapping Segregation in D.C.,” a webinar focusing on the development history and racial context of the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, as well as legal challenges that emerged from it. This hour-long webinar will take place via Zoom at no cost to you. We hope you’ll join us! Register today.
August 20: Race & Real Estate Context & History
To kick off the new series, on August 20, 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 and replay recording!
Below are a few links to resources that were covered during the discussion.
Links which contributed to this talk:
- Learning from Urban Redevelopment’s Failures to Build a More Inclusive DC
- D.C. Looks To End ‘Outdated’ Urban Renewal Plans As Part Of Housing Development Strategy
- Urban Renewal: The Story of Southwest D.C.
- Examining the Black-white wealth gap
Point of view videos to assist with understanding:
- Talks to help you understand racism in America
- The little problem I had renting a house
- Apple TV movie “The Banker”
- Maggie Anderson “My Black Year” Discussion on Black Economics
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Fight for Fair Housing by Gregory Squires’
- The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
- Real Estate Agents Investigations
- A New Show About Neighborhoods Facing Gentrification Offers a Cautionary Tale
- How Real Estate Segregated America
- A history of slavery cannot be ignored — even in real estate
- Book Review: “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership”
- How slavery flourished in the United States
- Urban Wire Housing and Housing Finance
- The New Deal as raw deal for blacks in segregated communities
- Racial wealth inequality: Social problems and solutions
- Testbed for the Redlining Archives of California’s Exclusionary Spaces