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Category Archives: Community News

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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Tyler Together Supports Tyler Organization of Men Scholarship Banquet


Tyler Organization of Men’s Scholarship Banquet Tyler Together was proud to support the Annual Scholarship Banquet of the Tyler Organization of Men (TOM) as a 2018 Bronze Sponsor. One of our Community Partners, Tyler Organization of Men is celebrating their 50th year of service with the Tyler Texas Community.    2018 Scholarship Banquet Details This year’s Scholarship Banquet was held at St. Louis Baptist Church on Saturday, March 10, 2018. 2018 Theme: “Reflecting the Past, Embracing the Present, With a […]

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Tyler Together at Texas Peace Summit


Tyler Together Race Relations Forum was honored to host a table at the 2nd Annual Texas Peace Summit on Sunday afternoon, February 18, 2018 at the Ornelas Activity Center on the campus of UT Tyler.    We shared our History, Mission and Highlights of Past Accomplishments.  We also used this opportunity to share our Current and Upcoming Initiatives.  < Click Here To View Pictures from the 2018 Texas Peace Summit> *************************************************** About TEXAS PEACE SUMMIT   The TEXAS PEACE SUMMIT […]

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2018 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD HONOREE: Mustardseed Ministries


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Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2018 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE is: Mustardseed Ministries and their Founder, Rev. DR. Karen Jones About Mustardseed Ministries MSM started in 2001 as a senior’s Computer Literacy program. At that time we created a temporary teaching lab of 15 computers (all borrowed). After several classes were taught we realized that this program was worthy of a name and a more permanent location. […]

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2018 Community-Wide MLK Day Celebration


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UPDATE:  Click Here to View the 2018 MLK Day Photos   2018 MLK Day Celebration   Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is proud to sponsor Tyler’s 2018 Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday January 15, 2018. Our 2018 Theme: “Make Justice A Reality” Celebration Plans Our Celebration is scheduled to begin 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 […]

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September 2017 Community Forum – Mental Health Crisis Management


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Tyler Together was proud to sponsor a Community Forum on Mental Health Crisis Management on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Tyler Public Library. These forums are part of our “Tyler Partners for Peace” initiative which focuses upon improving community engagement with our local elected officials and  Peace Officer organizations. Special Thanks to Our Guests, Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler and Smith County Deputy David Biggs who discussed the critical need for mental health resources in the area. Click Here […]

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Tyler Together Announces “ReIgnite The DREAM” Rally


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ReIgnite The DREAM RALLY Tyler Together was honored to sponsor a  “Reignite The DREAM” Rally  on Monday, August 28th at 6:30pm at the Tyler Downtown Square. A commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. About the Rally This rally to remember his speech and rededicate our efforts to make his inspiring words a “Reality in our Local Community”.  Sometimes, the Fire starts to […]

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