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Category Archives: Press Releases/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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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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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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Mayor Heines to Speak at Community Forum on July 18, 2017


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2017 Tyler Together Community Forum Series The Tyler Together Race Relations Forum (TTRRF) is proud to sponsor a new Community Forum series for 2017. These forums are part of our “Tyler Partners for Peace” initiative which focuses upon improving community engagement with our local government organizations. The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. til 7 p.m. for our second forum. We will be meeting at the City of Tyler Public Library in […]

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Tyler Together Kicks Off 2017 Community Forum Series


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2017 Tyler Together Community Forum Series The Tyler Together Race Relations Forum (TTRRF) is proud to sponsor a new Community Forum series for 2017. These forums are part of our “Tyler Partners for Peace” initiative which focuses upon improving community engagement with our local Peace Officer organizations.   The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. til 7 p.m. for our first forum. We will be meeting at the City of Tyler Public […]

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Tyler Together Meets With City of Tyler Leadership and African-American community leaders to discuss


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Three members of Tyler Together attended  a meeting on Friday, January 20 with City Leadership. We were encouraged by the Open and Candid Dialog and  Looking forward to working with all those in the meeting on improving Community Relations for African-American and All other Marginalized Citizens. As Mayor Heines stated in the Tyler Local Newspaper article, there are future meetings being planned where we will work on specifics. A Little Background Race Relations are a core part of our mission […]

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2017 MLK Art Contest Winners


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Thanks To Tyler Independent School District (TISD) for their  support of our Art Contest for the Community-wide 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The We were  excited that 53 students participated in this year’s contest and appreciate the outstanding work from the students and tremendous support of their teachers and parents.   The Art is on display at the Tyler Public Library thru Friday, February 10,2017. The winners  were recognized during our Main Event Program on Monday, January 16th  […]

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2017 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD HONOREE: East Texas Cares


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Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2017 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE is : East Texas Cares Resource Center (Executive Director, Dr. Jeanette D. Calhoun) The 2017 Award will be presented at the Community Inter-Faith Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Program and Service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. in downtown Tyler. About East Texas Cares East Texas Cares […]

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