TJC Dialogues to discuss East Texas poverty

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“Poverty in East Texas” will be the topic for TJC Dialogues, a new series of discussions hosted by Tyler Junior College, school publicity officials announced.

The next event will be held 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Room 1109 of Jenkins Hall, on the TJC main campus. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

The discussion will be led by Christina Fulsom, founder of the East Texas Human Needs Network.

“TJC Dialogues seeks to promote tolerance, respect and understanding through civil discussion about socially pertinent topics,” said Dr. Linda Gary, TJC dean of humanities, communications and fine arts. “A committee comprised of faculty and staff (will) plan and produce the events.”

Upcoming events:

• 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12: Veterans Forum -- A panel of veterans discussing experiences and issues

• 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: “The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306,” a documentary on the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Bridget Moore, TJC English professor

• 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20: Women’s Day Forum -- Successful female business leaders in East Texas

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