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.
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 […]
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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May 2017 Community Forum Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler was featured speaker as Tyler Together kicked off their new Community Forum Series on Tuesday, May 16,2017. After a brief Meet and Greet where people were invited to partake of some light refreshments and introduce themselves, Chief Toler shared the latest Crime Statistics including a demographic breakdown. After his presentation he engaged the audience for a Question and Answer session. This initial forum was attended by around 40 people. Local News […]
Purpose: Solidarity March & Rally On Thursday, December 18, Tyler United Leader, Ambra Phillips, organized a Solidarity March & Rally in Downtown Tyler TX to show support for residents of Ferguson, Mo. following the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown; and the Staten Island, NY grand jury’s decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Rally Highlights After a March along North Broadway, approximately 200 people […]
Tyler Together wants to commend the Tyler City Council for providing Body Cameras for all officers within the Tyler Police Department. It is a good proactive move that will reduce Citizen Complaints, reduce speculation about Police/Citizen interactions and facilitate greater trust within our community Video Courtesy of KYTX CBS19.tv – News, Weather, Click to read the Official City of Tyler Announcement.
On February 18, 2014, the monthly Cultural Diversity Gathering was held at the City of Tyler Public Library. The Theme was “Lunar New Year – Short film “Discovering China: CHINESE NEW YEAR!” This month’s event began with a crowd mixer with Food from Potbelly’s Catering and featured a video “Discovering China : CHINESE NEW YEAR!” . Afterwards, Peter Eng (City of Tyler Traffic Engineer) lead a great discussion forum about Chinese New Year Customs and Traditions. Some Photos of the […]
Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration On January 20,2014, Tyler Together Race Relations Forum (TTRRF) sponsored the annual community inter-faith celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a inspiring program on the Tyler Downtown Square, an energetic March down North Broadway, and a standing room only program at the St. Gregory Catholic School Gym. Below are some excerpts from the program (Courtesy of Tyler Morning Telegraph): Texas College ” Dare To Dream” Program Earlier on Friday, January […]
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Several members of Tyler Together participated in planning and organizing Tyler’s Art of Peace Festival. This annual event, which began in 2011, continues to grow in popularity and is great way to emphasize our common desire for Peace within our Community, Nation, and World. Here’s an excerpt from an article by Samantha Copus, A&E Editor for the UT Tyler Patriot Newspaper that explains a little more about the meaning of the Art Of Peace: Parts of the world are consumed […]
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. […]