As the sisters of Tyler Gerth, we want to continue his legacy by supporting the Tyler Gerth Memorial Fund to fight social and racial injustices. Tyler's passion and drive to be a part of the movement has inspired us all and we will continue to fight and advocate for the peace and justice he gave his life in service of. We are in the process of setting up a 501c3 that will focus on distribution of funds to support social justice concerns close to Tyler's heart including education, support services and fighting inequality. We want Tyler's words to speak for themselves and are sharing the last text he sent Tiffany following an encounter with an armed individual at a previous peaceful protest. We believe he articulated better than we ever could his desire for change and the drive to be a part of reform:
"It was scary. For a second, I thought, 'What if he shoots me?' But just like when I travel to shoot photography alone, I don't let fear prevent me from living my life, and I wasn't going to let fear prevent me from doing what is right. For too long, we have been silent and not standing up. No more.
Every night, I think how I want things to change so your kids don't have to experience the injustices that have gone on. We have to make a change for the next generation." -Tyler Gerth, June 9th, 2020
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating as we partner with Tyler for change.
Image By: Tyler Gerth