On October 24, 1995 an "Open Dialogue on Race Relations" was held at the University of Southern California. Speakers included, Barbara Solomon, Vice Provost, Micheal Jackson, Vice President Student Affairs, Rabbi Susan Laemmle, Hillel Center, Edward Park, Sociology, Raphel Sonenshein, Visiting Scholar CMTS and Micheal Preston, Director CMTS.The Second event, entitled, "A Day of Dialogue on Race Relations and Affirmative Action" was held June 5, 1995.
Due to ethusiastic response, the Office of the City Attorney of Los Angeles decided to create a pilot program entitled "National Days of Dialogue on Race Relations" supported by the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR). The event took place nationwide January 16-20, 1997. The goal of the project is to have international participation, "International Days of Dialogue on Race and Ethnic Relations" in January 2000.
For press coverage of Days of Dialogue, please visit The Daily Trojan CMTS also co-sponsored a mini-conference on Race, Ethnicity and the Media in Spring of 1997. The conference was well attended by journalists, academics, students and members of the outside community.