November 1, 1993: Pacific Coast Center Opens
The Pacific Coast Center opens in Oakland, Calif., and moves to San Francisco in 1997, where it operates until 2001. The center establishes a strategic West Coast presence near the Silicon Valley for other Freedom Forum programs and organizes its own conferences, events and publications. It also administers national journalism education and diversity initiatives. A signature program of the Center, the Media Diversity Circle, convenes leaders of journalism organizations for women, LGBTQ people and people of color to discuss newsroom and news coverage issues and ways to address them.
Pictured: Former CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite at the Pacific Coast Center in 1997.