One of CIC's primary activities was to hold massive biweekly meetings called "community dialogues" to discuss broad issues
such as racism, police sensitivity, education, and employment discrimination within the city of San Diego. The number of attendees
at any given meeting was usually quite high—perhaps as many as 30 or more persons—representing an extremely wide variety of
backgrounds, including city officials, educators, administrators, religious leaders, law enforcement, journalists, and minority
community spokespersons. The meetings were moderated by CIC Executive Director Carroll Waymon, and his voice is often the
first one heard in the audio recordings of the meetings.
Formed in 1963 because of increasing racial tension, the Citizens Interracial Committee (CIC) sought to create community dialogues
and educate people about racial issues and concerns within city limits. In 1964, the CIC became an official non-profit organization
and received city funding. Initially, the CIC consisted of a director (Carroll Waymon), a secretary, a consultant and a clerk.
Over the next several years the city increased CIC funding, allowing the agency to expand to include other employees and services.
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