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Muhammad Ali Center Welcomes Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor as Its Next “Daughters of Greatness” Speaker

Kelly Pryor will present on Friday, February 24th

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (February 8, 2017) — The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce its upcoming Daughters of Greatness presenter: Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor. Kelly Pryor will present at the Center on Friday, February 24th. The event will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program will follow from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The Daughters of Greatness series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement, and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond.

Dr. Brandy N. Kelly Pryor in 2015 was jointly appointed as the Director of the Center for Health Equity, a division within the Louisville Metro/Jefferson County’s Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), and as an Assistant Professor with the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences.

With expertise in various frameworks of youth development, community based participatory research and advancing equity, Dr. Kelly Pryor’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the perception and performance of hope in marginalized communities; development of domestic and international social policy regarding youth; and the relationship between gender and race/ethnicity in the development of health narratives. Building on her ethnographic research conducted in 30 states and 50 cities, Dr. Kelly Pryor has expertise incorporating innovative techniques of narrative, visual, performance and network analysis in community evaluation and community capacity building. 

Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Kelly Pryor’s experience included a focus on understanding the nexus of social determinants of health, education, policy, and youth development in various capacities in the public and nonprofit sectors. She has worked on these topics in a variety of settings both domestically and abroad, as well as in major metropolitan areas and rural communities. She has served as an AmeriCorps member in Washington, DC, a legislative assistant for Maryland House of Delegates, and evaluated various locally and federally funded community and youth development initiatives.

Dr. Kelly Pryor holds a PhD from Texas A&M University, and a master’s and bachelor’s degree both from The George Washington University.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 for Ali Center members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students. Tables of 8 and 10 are also available. Information about our 2017 Breakfast Club and Sponsorship Opportunity is available here.

Reservations must be made in advance by clicking here or by contacting Erin Herbert at


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