Sponsored by The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and the Muhammad Ali Center, the annual Youth Rights Conference is a free, youth-driven-and-led event for local high school students. The theme for this year’s event was “Race to Equality” in which the Ali Center’s MACCS (Muhammad Ali Center Council of
Generation Ali began as an idea to create a global movement that would empower young people to ﬁnd their voice and become leaders in social justice issues. This movement would draw its inspiration from “The Greatest” himself, Muhammad Ali, and his six guiding principles: Conﬁdence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Giving, and
Cuban artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco, the Ali Center’s 2010 Artist in Residence, created a series of paintings for a major exhibit that showcased a thematic body of work produced during his residency. The Last Words of Louis XVI consisted of over 30 paintings that included both watercolor and ink,
The Muhammad Ali Center and Interfaith Paths to Peace co-presented an art exhibit titled, “Peace Postcard” in celebration of the UN International Day of Peace. Peace Postcards, a public art project that invites people of all ages and talents to express their vision of peace and share it with the
In 2010 the Muhammad Ali Center announced the global launch of the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens to teach children how to build gardens as a way of learning about respect for diverse cultures and nutrition. Yum! Brands Foundation underwrote the initiative as part of its World Hunger Relief effort.
Two representatives from the Muhammad Ali Center took part in a series of events in Leeds, England that marked the ﬁfth anniversary of what are known as the “7/7 bombings,”—a series of coordinated suicide attacks on London’s transportation system during morning rush hour on July 7, 2005. 52 people were
Aliwood, a temporary exhibit, featured photographs taken between 1963 and 1999 of Muhammad Ali alongside other celebrities. Donated by Park West Gallery, these photos included famous individuals such as The Beatles, Sammy Davis, Jr., George Foreman, President Clinton, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) presented a $95,000 check to representatives of the Muhammad Ali Center to develop and expand educational outreach efforts and support the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students (MACCS) and its service learning programs. Congressman Yarmuth presented the funding during a “Welcome Home” event for MACCS who
The Muhammad Ali Center expanded its Creating Our Future Character Education Curriculum with “train-the-trainer” event at the Hammond Boxing Club in Hammond, Indiana. Designed for middle and high school youth, the curriculum consists of six modules, each focused on a single core principle embodied in the life and work of