MLK week events set

Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 21:35 - Written by Staff Reports

A group working to promote positive racial relations is holding a march to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a race discussion forum next week.

Tyler’s annual MLK march will be held Monday in downtown Tyler, according to a news release from Tyler Together Race Relations Forum, which is hosting the event. Events begin at 9 a.m., and at 9:30 participants will march down Broadway Avenue to the St. Gregory Cathedral gymnasium, 500 S. College Ave. An ecumenical will begin at 10 at the school.

The event is open to the public.

The group also will have a cultural diversity gathering from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tyler Public Library.

The gathering is designed to help people learn about diverse cultures — ethnic, religious and regional, according to the release.

The gatherings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month, with the first one happening this week.

In following MLK day, the topic will be civil rights. A short film, "The Civil Rights Movement in America: Through the Lens of Photojournalist Flip Schulke" will play and discussion will follow. The event also includes a mixer with light refreshments.

The event is free and open to the public.