The Ali Center, in partnership with Kentucky Education Television (KET) and Indie Lens Pop Up (formerly ITVS), began hosting a ﬁlm series in January 2013 that features ﬁlms that bring important social issues and discussions to light. This ﬁlm series has featured social impactful movies such as “Waste Land,” “The
UCREW is the ground breaking social enterprise program of the Muhammad Ali Center that focuses on service, leadership, and social entrepreneurship. This program is available only to high school students and provides them with the opportunity to, not only learn about social entrepreneurship, but also to develop a social enterprise.
Americans Who Tell the Truth Exhibit
The Ali Center showcases a temporary exhibit called Americans Who Tell the Truth. This moving exhibit is a collection of portraits by artist Robert Shetterly and painted speciﬁcally for educational temporary exhibits that are based on themes such as civil rights, women’s rights, and other social issues. Portraits include well-known
Hello Neighbor Event
Hello Neighbor: Day of Dignity, Day of Compassion was a community celebration of Louisville’s diversity and people-to-people connections, co-hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center and the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville. This day-long event was free and open to the community, featured music,
The Muhammad Ali Center launched a rebranding campaign and new logo to help clarify the Center’s role as a multicultural education venue.
During the summer of 2012, students of all ages were invited to follow Muhammad Ali’s Olympic journey: from his Gold Medal win in 1960 to his famous appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Activities included mock Olympic Games, Olympic Poetry, ‘Create Your Own Olympic Torches”, and much more. Visitors also
Donald Lassere, President/CEO
Donald Lassere, Senior Vice President of Programs at Scholarship America, was named the new and third President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.
The temporary exhibit, IndiVisble: African-Native American Live in the Americas, which opened on Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, focused on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people in duel African American and Native American ancestries. The Ali Center was the only Midwestern institution that hosted this new Smithsonian Travelling Exhibit.
Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday Event
On Saturday evening, January 14, 2012, Muhammad celebrated seven decades of accomplishments with special guests and entertainers in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. This private event, hosted at the Muhammad Ali Center, included a guest list of friends, family, supporters, celebrities, and other great people who have made a true
Youth Rights Conference
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