An Anti-Racism Workshop Series
Understanding the role of land and real estate in the formation of this country is to understand how anti-black racism is systemically woven into its fabric. This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn how to move through our industry and the world differently. We will call out Whiteness as a distinct culture, rather than the default for what it means to be American. This workshop will take us on both a personal and professional journey to do what we can as individuals, as an organization, and as an industry to achieve equity for all.
Black and White Americans inhabit the “bookends” of the socioeconomic spectrum. When those who occupy the bottom of America’s caste system are able to move ahead, conditions are improved for all others in this country. We will bring awareness to the professional decisions participants can make to facilitate economic mobility through our work in real estate.
Participants will feel educated and empowered to take action on their insights--to expand their networks, improve their hiring practices, advocate for inclusive development practices, and forge pathways to opportunities rather than hindering others through implicit bias. This program will intentionally facilitate trust by starting with a bird’s eye view of the racial landscape before diving deeper into what we can do as individuals in real estate.
What you will gain from this workshop:
- Grace for yourself and others as we learn how to be antiracists
- Self-awareness that goes beyond typical implicit bias conversations
- Insight into our industry; how to remove our blinders in order to be an advocate
- Language skills to feel better equipped to converse with one another, with peers and with colleagues
- Actionable items that feel manageable for one person to make a difference
The curriculum has been developed by Kaleidoscope, a leader in designing & delivering transformative education experiences. Their organizational DNA is teaching ideas & skills that matter in a way that enables people to use what they've learned to get better results for themselves, their organizations, and their communities.
The platform for our workshop is Collabora by Kaleidoscope. It enables virtual & hybrid teams to do their best work.
Sarah Dillard, Founder & CEO - Kaleidoscope
Sarah serves as lead facilitator for our workshop. She’s been on the policy team at the U.S. Department of Education, the founding team at the National Math and Science Initiative, and the management team at Quad Learning. Sarah is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she was an A. B. Duke Scholar and won the Holton Prize for education research. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School where she was a Reynolds Fellow and a George Fellow.
Hear from Sarah about what to expect from this customized for CREW workshop:
CREW DC is investing in this program to advance our DEI vision. Each registrant will be provided with a $500 supplement from the chapter to attend. This financial commitment reduces the out-of-pocket costs for DC members by half, and by one-third for all others.
CREW DC Members – $500 (normally $1,000)
Nonmembers - $1,000 (normally $1,500)
Sponsor benefits are available for confirmed 2021 and 2022 CREW DC Chapter Sponsors. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to access sponsor benefits.
Session One: Six Tuesdays on the dates listed. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern
January 11 and 25 | February 8 and 22 | March 8 and 22
Session Two: Six Wednesdays on the dates listed. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern
January 12 and 26 | February 9 and 23 | March 9 and 23
Each session limited to 12 participants.
Virtual Meetings through Collabora – Link will be provided to registered attendees.
CREW DC does not sell attendee contact information to any third party. In addition, by virtue of attending the event, CREW DC has permission to use photos, videos, or images captured onsite for future promotional purposes.