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2021 MLK Day Virtual Celebration – “Strength To Hope”


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2021 MLK Day Virtual Celebration 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 2021 MLK Theme:   “Strength to Hope”.  Our Theme is Based upon this quote; “Social progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through […]

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Tyler Together Announces 2021 MLK Day Essay Contest


2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest 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. This year there will be 6 winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place from from two divisions (6th thru 8th grade) […]

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“Trude Lamb” Honored with 2021 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE


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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. Trude Lamb is the daughter of the late Augustine Foe and Thomas Adzrago of Mafi America and granddaughter of Patience Foe of the Volta Region of Ghana, Africa. She resides with Laura Owens (2nd mom) and Nathan Singley (step-father) of Tyler, TX. She immigrated with her younger brother Felix to the United States from Ghana […]

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2020 MLK Day Celebration: “Only In The DARKNESS Can You See The Stars”


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2020 MLK Day Celebration Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is honored to sponsor Tyler’s 2020 Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020. Main Celebration Plans Our Celebration begins at the Tyler Downtown Square at 9 a.m. followed by a Parade at 9:30 am down South Broadway to the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception (Broadway and Front St.)  At the Cathedral, our formal program begins at 10 a.m. Our 2020 Theme: “Only In THE DARKNESS Can You […]

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2019 Community-Wide MLK Day Celebration – “Learn to LIVE TOGETHER as BROTHERS”


2019 MLK Day Celebration Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is honored to sponsor Tyler’s 2019 Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 21, 2019. Main Celebration Plans Our Celebration began at the Tyler Downtown Square at 9 a.m. followed by a Parade at 9:30 am down South Broadway to the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception (Broadway and Front St.)  At the Cathedral, our formal program began at 10 a.m. Our 2019 Theme: “Learn to LIVE TOGETHER as BROTHERS” […]

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2018 Youth Summit :”Real Talk” Safe Interactions with Law Enforcement


On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Tyler Together along with Smith County Commissioner Joann Hampton, Rose City Civitan and Tyler Organization of Men,  sponsored the 2018 Youth Summit:”Real Talk” Safe Interactions with Law Enforcement.  Hosted by Pastor Ralph Carraway and St. Louis Baptist Church, the summit was co-ordinated by Gary Pinkerton, Director Smith County Pretrial Release Office.             Listen to the video below as Gary Pinkerton explains the summit’s purpose:   Want to get involved or […]

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Community Introduction of “Tyler Talking Together” Forum


On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Tyler Together Race Relations Forum introduced “Tyler Talking Together”, our newest forum format, to the Tyler Texas Community during a 90 minute session held at the City of Tyler Public Library.   How To Have Hard Conversations About Race A diverse group of approximately 60 people learned why there is a need to learn about  “Having Hard Conversations About Race”.   Thru short interactive group exercises they learned that we each have many things in common […]

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Tyler Together Hosts Community Forum: Guest Speaker City of Tyler Fire Chief David Coble


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Tyler Together is sponsoring a community forum on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the City of Tyler Public Library (Taylor Auditorium) beginning at 5:30 pm..  Our Guest Speaker will be City of Tyler Fire Chief David Coble. During our Forum, Chief Coble will be discussing: Potential Plans for two new Fire Stations and how they will affect Fire Response Times. The Annual Tornado/Severe Weather Response Plan Efforts to increase Minority Staffing within the Fire Department About Chief David Coble After […]

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CBS 19 Interviews Tyler Together About Race Relations (4/19/2018)


   On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Several Members of Tyler Together were interviewed by CBS 19 (KYTX) where they shared their thoughts on Starbucks decision to shutdown their business for a day of training on Implicit Racial Bias following to the recent arrest of two Black Men at one of their Philadelphia locations. Tyler Together also discussed what is being done to foster better Race Relations in the Tyler area.

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UT-Tyler and Tyler Together Present “2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Forum”


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2018 UT-Tyler MLK Leadership Forum Tyler Together Race Relations Forum in partnership with UT-Tyler University will be sponsoring a “2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Forum” on Tuesday Evening, April 17th.   The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the  University Center Ballroom on the UT-Tyler Campus ( Item 29 on Campus Map).  The Public is invited and Dinner will be served. Click Here for a Map of UT-Tyler Campus   Leadership Forum Facilitator – Joshua Fredenburg  Leading […]

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