One of CIC's primary activities was to hold 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 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. This audiotape appears to capture only part of a meeting, since it begins and ends abruptly, and is only 22 minutes long. The dialogue concerning education and specific problems in the schools continued, along with the deputy superintendent of schools and other educators. The problems discussed included the high drop-out rates among Mexican Americans, sensitivity to minority students' cultures, counseling services, and the practice of suspending students. It was agreed there was a need for a full-time counselor or student advocate to whom minority students could relate, and whom they could approach with their problems or concerns. Also, a suggestion was made to invite students to one of the dialogues so they could express their feelings and perceptions, too.