October 16, 2020
Beyond Words | Redfin
Online Event - Register to Access Link
About the Event:
There is a general acknowledgment that systemic racism has yet to be properly addressed. A cultural shift in how we address race is overdue.
Institutions across the country are making public statements to do better, but we need to move the conversation Beyond Words.
Redfin's Stance on Injustice:
"Equal service should be the norm in our industry, but it isn’t. Industry-wide studies in 2018 and 2019 show that white people get much better real estate service than Black people with the same finances. That difference perpetuates segregated neighborhoods.
This is why Redfin’s mission to redefine real estate in your favor has long included a special commitment to our customers of color. At Redfin’s 2020 kickoff meeting, we trained our agents and lenders on racism in real estate. In 2019, we successfully campaigned to eliminate pocket listings that can prevent minority homebuyers from seeing the most desirable homes for sale."
Read the full statement on injustice here.
About the Guest:
Glenn Kelman has served as the Redfin President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors since March 2006 after serving in a number of executive-level roles since 2005. Before joining Redfin, Mr. Kelman was the co-founder of Plumtree Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise portal software products, where he served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management from 1997 to 2004. Glenn holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Berkeley.
Glenn will answer questions from the community and discuss steps he and Redfin are taking to address the systems of racial injustice and discrimination
Upon registering for the event, you will be given the opportunity to submit your own question and indicate whether you would like to ask your question yourself or remain anonymous or have someone ask your question for you.
How the town hall works:
- Event attendees will be able to submit questions for the speaker at registration and indicate if they would like to ask the question themselves or not. Priority will be given to those asking the question themselves.
- 30 minutes before the event starts (11:30am), event attendees can join to hear a local community leader talk about the work they are doing to fight discrimination and how you can get involved.
- During the event, the speaker will be asked 5 questions - 2 from the YP Media events team and 3 from the questions voted on by participants – either by us or the attendee who submitted the question.
- We encourage any additional comments or questions during the event. But please do so in the chat, as we will deliver them to the speaker after the event.
- Speaker is committing to a follow-up response to the chat commentary (within a week) to ensure the voice of the community is heard.