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Welcome to the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum
We are a group of concerned individuals from the Tyler, Texas area working to promote racial and ethnic equality through programs, open-discussions, education and advocacy. Click Here To Learn More......
Each year Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is honored to sponsor the Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. Due to our current Covid Virus environment, it was decided hold a Virtual Celebration in partnership with our Community Partner, Dr. Pamela J. Phoenix and “Let’s Talk Tyler”.
Our Theme is Based upon this quote;"Social progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless effort and the persistent work of dedicated individuals."(from Dr. King’s Martin Luther King, Jr."American Dream" Speech at Lincoln University, June 6th, 1961)
2021 Rev. Jerome R. Milton Award Honoree - Trude Lamb
The REV JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE (Award) recognizes outstanding leadership qualities and a demonstrated willingness to see injustices and inequities and willingness to act or motivate others to act non-violently to effect changes that benefit the community at large. Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2021 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE is: Trude Lamb.In 2020, Trude challenged our local Tyler Independent School Board to change the name of our local high schools. Her efforts received National Attention and ultimately was instrumental in getting the name of both High Schools Changed.
Trude wrote to ask that the TISD board, to "change the name, not to ‘Tyler LEE’ but after someone who we can all be proud of.”
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest
Again, Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is honored to sponsor our 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest. This annual event is open to All 6th – 12th grade students from a Smith County School. Entries must be received no later than close of business on Friday, January 29, 2021.Click Here for more 2021 Essay Contest details.read more
Membership is open to anyone interested in promoting an understanding among the various ethnic groups. You are welcome to participate in any of our Scheduled Meetings.
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On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Tyler Together Race Relations Forum introduced "Tyler Talking Together", our newest forum format, to the Tyler Texas Community. Approximately 60 people learned why there is a need to learn about "Having Hard Conversations About Race".