On February 26, 2005, we responded to the police shooting of 13-year old car theft suspect Devin Brown by conducting a Day of Dialogue at more than 20 locations across the city.
In June 2004, a nationally televised police beating of a car theft suspect prompted a Day of Dialogue where some 700 participants at 24 locations throughout Los Angeles and neighboring communities shared views on the need for further police reform.
Nine days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we organized a dialogue at a Los Angeles mosque. Some 50 Muslims and more than 100 non-Muslims engaged in respectful, unifying dialogue. This was the first of twenty-eight .coming together. dialogues.
Additional dialogues conducted since January 2005 include:
- The Power of People: Educate, Engage, Empower, January 20, 2007
- Employment Opportunities for Mental Health Consumers: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes, October 27, 2006
- Immigration, Race, & Jobs: Valid Justification for Intercultural Conflict?, October 6, 2006
- Constructive Responses to 9/11: Confronting our Fears, Working Together, Moving Ahead, September 11, 2006
- Confronting Violent Crimes: Our Communities. Continuing Challenge, August 24, 2006
- Schools, Communities, and Student Safety: Viewpoints from Santee High, May 4, 2006
- Seeking Appropriate Responses to Predatory Practices in the Sub-Prime Lending Market, April 12, 2006
- Is Our Community Healthy? Energizing and Mobilizing Around Prevention, Access, & Education, October 1, 2005
- Violence on Western Avenue: Enough is Enough, August 12, 2005
- Violence in Our Schools: A Dialogue among Principals, January 14, 2005