Equity and Inclusion
Listings Project is rooted in collective self-care and community building. It draws on the belief that we are our best selves when we feel both grounded as individuals and deeply connected to a vibrant, energizing public. We believe that creating opportunities for all people to have equitable access to job and housing opportunities contributes to more resilient, healthy, compassionate, transparent, and sustainable communities.
We are dedicated to making Listings Project as inclusive and equitable as possible. We do this by fostering connection, empathy, and a deeper understanding of the people within our network. For us, this looks like bringing together diverse groups of people and directly contributing to respectful, life-affirming, anti-oppressive ways of interacting and sharing space and opportunities.
We recognize that this vision is not always replicated in the world around us. It takes committed leadership and the active engagement of our members to reflect our values in our business practices and collective interactions. We are acutely sensitive to the ways specific groups of people, and especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+, have historically been disenfranchised and marginalized. As an organization that works within real estate and job classifieds we are committed to working to facilitate housing justice and advocating for equitable hiring.
Listings Project strives to create a culture in which all transactions among our members (and beyond them) are rooted in authenticity, inclusion, respect, and kindness. We embrace the fundamental premise that our diversity is an asset that can strengthen us.
Listings Project operates at the intersection of real estate and job classifieds, art, and community building. Each one of these sectors has its own history and norms. Although individuals and groups across these sectors might not harbor overtly oppressive attitudes, they often unconsciously mirror and uphold the structural oppression of our larger society.
At Listings Project, we strive to learn what we can from all of the communities to which we belong—and to create something altogether new. This is why we are committed to doing our own anti-oppression work. This entails interrogating and understanding our individual attitudes, as well as ensuring that our company’s daily operations and hiring practices are aligned with our vision. We are also actively establishing opportunities for restorative conflict resolution between groups and individuals in our community.
We are committed to educating ourselves on both explicit as well as more insidious forms of bias, prejudice, and racism. While most of us are familiar with overt forms of oppression, much of what marginalized groups experience on a daily basis remains invisible or largely unnoticed, as it is embedded within our systems and structures.
Listings Project’s purpose has always been to create the community we want to live and work in—one in which both public and private spaces foster the safety and dignity of all people.
We invite you to be part of this journey. You are the foundation of our company, and each and every one of you is vital to our success.
We will continue to challenge the harmful stories and unconscious biases that underpin our society. And with your help, we will foster stronger, more connected communities.