Introducing Tyler Talking Together Forums (Honest Conversations About Race)
Tyler Talking Together Forum
Tyler Together is honored to introduce our “Tyler Talking Together Forum” (T3) Initiative.
The Tyler Talking Together Forum curriculum was developed as a structural method to facilitate a Honest Conversation about Race for diverse racial groups.
Due to our varied economic, social, and racial backgrounds we each have a different perspective of how we view our world.
Because of our individual “Rose-Colored” lenses, it becomes difficult to see things the same as others who do not share our experiences. Therefore our conversations with others concerning the more controversial issues are rather shallow.
Participants at a Tyler Talking Together Forum will have a better understanding of approaches to make these conversations deeper and easier.
Objectives of Tyler Talking Together Forums:
Provide a “safe place” for people of varied races and background;
To have open, honest conversations about race and diversity
Help dispel stereotypes and overcome fears by empowering people to:
Discover what they have in common
Work together for safe and prosperous communities
Through their participation, empower participants to continue the conversation outside their normal social network.
Interested In a Tyler Talking Together Forum?
Our T3 Facilitation Team is now accepting invitations from area churches, civic/social organizations and interested businesses to hold a FREE “Tyler Talking Together” Forum.
If your group is interested in hosting or participating in a forum, please use our Contact Us page or send us an email to TylerTogether[@]gmail.com to let us know of your interest.
FAQ for Tyler Talking Together (T3)
Who should attend a forum?
Answer: Anyone who has a desire to better increase their ability to have a sincere and honest conversation with others who are different than themselves. Whether at home, work, or within social settings we are increasingly interacting with others from a different cultural background.
How Long is each Forum?
Answer: Forum typically last 120-130 minutes (1.5 hours).
What’s the group size for a typical forum?
Answer: To encourage participation, we prefer groups of 10 -12 individuals. However we can manage groups as small as 6 people and as large as 20 people.