Linked locally to Louisville Metro’s Mayor Fischer’s Give-A-Day program and to the City’s Compassionate Louisville platform, the First Annual Mini We Day-Kentucky took place at the Ali Center in April 2013. Internationally, We Day is a signature experience that brings together a generation of youth who are engaged in changing
Global Shoes, a travelling exhibit produced by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, was an entertaining and educational bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibit that encouraged children and their families to explore global cultures within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory. Global Shoes incorporated intriguing cultural artifacts as well as multimedia and
The Muhammad Ali Center, University of Louisville, and Brown University united efforts to present the Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum. This innovated conference is designed to advance education, advocacy, and research on the role and contribution of athletes toward social change, human rights, and development.
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.
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: 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,
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