In 2020, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Project Team was formed. In 2021, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council was officially established and added to the CAAR structure. In September of 2021, the DEI vision, mission, and value propositions were approved by the CAAR Board of Directors.
To help further your DEI development, we recommend you watch, listen, and read the list of resources below. Videos
Publications Books Movies Past Community Events
o Do You Have Black Friends, or Do You Just Know Black People?
o Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
o The Origins of Racial Categories
o What IS White Privilege
National Association of REALTORS® Virginia REALTORS® CAAR
- How to File a Complaint
- 2020 - Virtual Diversity and Inclusion Series - Made possible by a NAR $5,000 Diversity Grant.
o Session 1: Awareness – "What You Don’t Know" with Richard Rothstein
o Session 2: Education – "Changing Perspective & Behavior" with Charlene Green of Piedmont Housing Alliance and Allison Linney of Allison Partners
o CAAR partnered with the National Association of Real Estate Brokers Realtist Chapter of Richmond on a series of events
o “America’s Persistent Color Line in Housing: Charlottesville as an Important Case Study”
with Dr. James Saunders. Made possible by a NAR $5,000 Diversity Grant
o “How to Have Difficult Conversations Around Race… or Any Differences For that Matter”
Leslie Frazier, Senior Vice President of Community & Industry Relations of Virginia REALTORS®
o Demographic information for NAR, VAR, and CAAR
o "Surveillance Issues & Love Letter Implications" Broker Panel
o DEI Council participated in the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Job Fair, where they: communicated the value of the REALTOR® ; promoted the REALTOR® professional as a career choice; and shared how REALTOR® are involved in the community
o DEI Council is working on hosting three virtual DEI sessions and two in-person DEI sessions - more information will be released when available
o DEI Council created an email address to connect with members - DEI@caar.com
o DEI Council Chair Roxanne Carter-Johnston spoke during the May General Membership Meeting. Watch the recording of the meeting
. Download the REALTOR® association demographics
o CAAR and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) Realtist Chapter of Richmond (RCR) have signed a sponsorship trade agreement.
o CAAR and the Women's Council of REALTORS® Blue Ridge have signed a sponsorship trade agreement.
o The CAAR DEI Council presented "How Redlining and Racial Segregation Continues to Shape Today's Housing Market" with local author Jordy Yager on Wed., July 27th
. Watch the recording of the session.
o The CAAR DEI Council presented "Raised/Razed Watch Party & Panel Discussion" on Wed., Nov. 30th
. Panelists included Jordy Yager, Lorenzo Dickerson, Waki Wynn, and Tom Woolfolk. Watch the recording of the session
o The CAAR DEI Council presents "Farm Fresh Broadband: The Politics of Rural Connectivity" with Christopher Ali, PhD on Thurs. Dec. 15th
. Watch the recording of the session
. Download the presentation.
o DEI Council launched a new resource for the membership to use - a DEI library! Next time you are at the CAAR office or Hillsdale Conference Center, please browse a variety of DEI publications and check out a book for up to three weeks. Don't forget to also take a custom DEI bookmark with helpful QR codes. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department of Occupational Regulation (DPOR)