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YES! Fest Brings First Environmental Justice Film and Discussion Series to the Muhammad Ali Center

(June 26, 2015)...

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Year of Environment and Sustainability! Fest (YES! Fest) Brings First Environmental Justice Film and Discussion Series to the Muhammad Ali Center

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 26, 2015) — Over 100 of the region’s arts and cultural organizations who are members of the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council (ACA) have come together to participate in YES! Fest—A Year of Environment and Sustainability. YES! Fest will connect the arts, culture, and the environment in innovative ways to actively engage audiences of all ages through a wealth of artistic and cultural experiences.

Representatives from five local organizations have committed to volunteering their time and expertise to discuss conservation, climate change, and responsible consumerism after free film screenings at the Muhammad Ali Center this summer. The film screenings, which began on June 16th with The 11th Hour, run through July 30th and are available to the public in the Ali Center Auditorium, free of charge.

The five organizations collaborating with the Ali Center for YES! Fest include:

Screening dates, descriptions, and web links (which provide access to movie trailers) of each film are listed below. Anyone interested in attending these films and discussions can RSVP for their free seat on the Muhammad Ali Center website.

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Gasland (Parts 1 & 2)   |   June 27th @ 11:30 a.m.

Gasland Part 1 – Doors open @ 11:00 a.m. | Screening @ 11:30 a.m.

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Discussion @ 1:30 p.m.

Gasland Part 2 – Screening @ 2:00 p.m.

Description and trailer for Gasland: http://alicenter.org/calendarevent/film-series-gasland-parts-1-2/

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Forks Over Knives   |   July 9th @ 6:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Description and trailer for Forks Over Knives: http://alicenter.org/calendarevent/film-series-forks-over-knives/

After the film, join a discussion with Valerie Magnuson, Executive Director of Louisville Grows, on current issues we face in our community and the importance of community gardens.

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Waste Land   |   July 24th @ 6:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Description and trailer for Waste Land: http://alicenter.org/calendarevent/film-series-waste-land/

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Even the Rain   |   July 30th @ 6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Description and trailer for Even The Rain: http://alicenter.org/calendarevent/film-series-even-the-rain/

For more information on the YES! Fest film series, please contact:

Charles Gwinn
(502) 992-5340
cgwinn@alicenter.org

For those wishing to get involved in YES! Fest, please email: LRoebuck@GreaterLouisville.com

About the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org

Contact:

Jeanie Kahnke
Senior Director of Public Relations and External Affairs
jkahnke@alicenter.org
502.992.5301

AliCenter.org