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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Mission Statement 

To identify activities that increase diversity within the real estate profession, volunteer leadership, and membership of the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® (MOR). The DE&I Committee advocates for changes in real estate business practices that reflect the cultural diversity within MOR's service area.


Definitions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. Diversity brings together ideas from people of varying backgrounds and experiences in order to grasp a fuller, broader range of thoughts, feelings, and interactions among members of a community. Diversity means representation.

Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. It is when everyone has access to the opportunities necessary to satisfy their essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve their full potential. Equity does not mean everyone receives the same, but rather that everyone has the same access to shared resources. Equity means access.

Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people. It means everyone can participate and everyone belongs. Inclusion recognizes our universal similarities and interdependence. despite our differences. Inclusion means belonging.

Our DE&I Committee

Get involved with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Contact the staff liaison for more information.


NAR Resources

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) supports Diversity and Inclusion, as well as a continued commitment to Fair Housing as part of its core values.

Community Resources

DE&I Holidays & Celebrations


1/16: Martin Luther King
Jr. Day

1/22: Lunar New Year


Black History Month

2/4 : Rosa Parks Day



Women’s History Month

3/8: International Women's Day

3/17: St. Patrick’s Day (Irish)

3/31: International Transgender Day of Visibility


National Fair Housing Month

Arab American Heritage Month Awareness Month

4/17: Holocaust Jewish American Remembrance Day


Mental Health Awareness Month

Older Americans Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

5/5: Cinco de Mayo

5/17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (LGBTQ+)



LGBTQ+ Pride Month 

6/2: Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

6/12: Loving Day

6/19: Juneteenth



Disability Pride Month

7/26: Americans with Disabilities Act



8/9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

8/26: Women’s Equality Day



National Hispanic Heritage Month


Global Diversity Awareness Month

National Polish American Heritage Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

10/10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

10/10: World Mental Health Day



Native American Heritage Month

11/16: Dutch American Heritage Day

11/20: Transgender Day of Remembrance


12/3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

12/10: International Human Rights Day


2023 Photo Gallery

NAR Supported Real Estate Organizations

Founded in 2020, influential real estate professionals and allies joined with other members of the LGBTQ+ community to create a new voice in real estate. With chapters across North America, the Alliance are an all-inclusive and all-embracing organization acting as a leading advocate in real estate and housing policy, working on behalf of all LGBTQ+ people and their housing needs. The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance has a mission to advocate, elevate, and celebrate.

NAHREP’s mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic home ownership by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers & sellers. The group advocates for public policy that supports the association's mission, facilitating relationships among industry stakeholders, real estate practitioners and other housing industry professionals.

Formed in 1947 by chartered African American real estate professionals seeking equal housing rights, NAREB has participated in meaningful legal challenges and has supported legislative initiatives that ensure the availability of fair and affordable housing for all Americans.

Founded in 2003, AREAA is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable home ownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.

The Women's Council of REALTORS® is recognized as the voice for women in real estate, and the premier source for the development of leaders in the industry, organized real estate and beyond.

Educational Resources for REALTORS® 

Available to all 1.4 million NAR members, this interactive online training uses the power of storytelling to help REALTORS® identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate.

In the fictional town of Fairhaven, agents work against the clock to sell homes, while confronting realistic scenarios where discrimination can occur.

Visit to test your compliance with fair housing principles.

The course work for the At Home with Diversity® certification is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market.

It will help you to learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.

Visit NAR's website here for more information and to begin the certification process.

This thought-provoking and interactive session will help you develop a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and provide you with knowledge on how to work with potential home buyers and sellers who identify as part of the community.

Intended for straight Allies, this course will open your eyes to discrimination issues LGBTQ+ clients face and help you start your journey in building cultural competency.

Visit the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance website here for more information and course schedule.

Recognition of Indigenous Land

Members of the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® recognize and acknowledge that the lands of which we focus our business was once the territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksikaitsitapi), Salish (Selis), Kootenai (Ksanka), and Kalispel (Qlispe) where they would hunt, gather, raise their family, hold ceremonies and protect the land which now represents our homes, our agriculture and our way of life. We honor and recognize the connections of Salish (Selis), Kootenai (Ksanka), Kalispel (Qlispe) people, the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksikaitsitapi), and all people who have migrated through.

We are committed to care for the land with honor and grace as the people before us did.

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