GCAAR is hosting a webinar series highlighting our 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.
If you're a GCAAR member and missed one of the webinars, visit our Members-Only Replay page to watch them back.
On Wednesday, March 31, 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!
GCAAR, the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® 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" on Wednesday, Jan. 6. 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.
Take a look at the additional resources Richard Rothstein provided to the presentation’s attendees here.
On Monday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., 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.
On Monday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m., Sarah Shoenfeld, co-owner of research firm Prologue DC, led 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
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!
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