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Category Archives: Press Releases/News

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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2017 MLK Celebration: “Time Is Always Ripe To Do Right”


2017 MLK Day Celebration   Tyler Together is proud to sponsor Tyler’s 2017 Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16, 2017. Our Theme: “THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIPE TO DO RIGHT” Our theme is taken from a section of “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. Click Here to Read The Entire “Letter From Birmingham Jail” Background of “Letter From Birmingham Jail” Dr. King and other Civil Rights Leaders had been arrested on Good Friday, April 12nd in violation of a […]

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Announcing 2015 MLK Day Student Essay/Visual Arts Contest


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2015 Tyler Area MLK Celebration Tyler Together is sponsored the annual community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on January 19, 2015. 2015 Celebration Theme “Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let It Begin with Me” Event Details Festivities began at 9:00 am with a short program on the Tyler Downtown Square. Then a parade from the Square on N. Broadway to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Front & Broadway).  The main program will began at 10 […]

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2013 MLK Celebration (Tyler TX)


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Joffre (J.D.) Meyer, Citizen Journalist for KLTV wrote an excellent summary of the Tyler’s 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. Excerpts from the article are below: “Tyler celebrated the 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Community Program at the Immaculate Conception Catholic cathedral. The event is sponsored by the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum (TTRRF). The keynote address was delivered by Fred McClure–the Director of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M.” About Mr. […]

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Cultural Diversity Gathering


TTRRF & Tyler Public Library Partnership Tyler Together in Co-operation with the City of Tyler Public Library will begin sponsoring a Monthly “Cultural Diversity Gathering” event beginning in January 2014. What Is It? “Monthly Gathering to learn about diverse cultures (ethnicity, religious, regional).  Each month will have a Central Theme.  Event may include Relevant Movies, Guest Speakers, Posters, Books and more to generate understanding. “   Why Are We Doing It? The primary purpose is to provide a routine event […]