How We Are Changing

We are dedicated to doing our part to combat racism and create a more inclusive community. We look forward to sharing more initiatives with you soon.

July 17, 2020

Dear DMAR Community,

We stand committed to the fight against social injustice by taking actionable steps to incite change in our community and industry at-large. As a follow up to our previous diversity statement that was shared with members on June 4th, we wanted to provide an update regarding the actions we will be taking in order to ensure we do our part as advocates of change to make our world and our community better.

Some of the things we are doing:

  1. Providing resources. Our newly created online Diversity Resources portal highlights recommended books, podcasts, videos, articles and more. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but we do think it’s a great starting place. This page will continue to grow and be updated as we find additional resources to share with our members.
  2. Offering education. Through our professional development program, PEAK, we will be offering a complimentary course on Thursday, August 13th on implicit bias taught by Jon Goodman, Real Estate Attorney at Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein P.C. As leaders for equity, we believe it is critical that we take the time to examine, unpack and mitigate our own biases. More information on this course and how to register will be shared via email soon. Stay tuned!
  3. Hosting events. Our Community Alliance Committee - comprised of members from the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the Colorado Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (CAHREP), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) Denver Chapter, the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) - will continue to work to cultivate inclusivity within our Association’s professional, educational and community-based pursuits. In an effort to amplify this Committee’s work, they have committed to hosting one event each quarter.
  4. Advocating change. Our Government Affairs Committee will be creating a new task force to research and advocate for a series of policies that will specifically address racial inequality related to housing.

Additionally, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with NAREB to host a live virtual Town Hall on affordable housing, discrimination, inclusion and the history of redlining. We are still working to finalize our speakers and will provide more details soon.

We are dedicated to doing our part to combat racism and create a more inclusive community. We look forward to sharing more initiatives with you soon.

If you have suggestions for additional resources we can share with members or other ways for us to get involved in our community, please let us know! You can email communications@dmarealtors.com with suggestions, questions and/or comments.

We are here to listen and learn together.
 
Sincerely,

Ann Turner,
DMAR’s CEO

Euan Graham, 
DMAR’s Chairman of the Board