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
Selected works of John Ranard’s The Brutal Aesthetic were on exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center from September to November 2011. The exhibit featured 27 black-and-white photos, many of which were published in On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates in 1986. Several of these images were taken in Louisville and
Together, curator Daniel Pfalzfraf and the Muhammad Ali Center presented Lo.CAL Streets, a Louisville Contemporary Art Lounge exhibition. The exhibit highlighted works centered on the urban environment and reﬂected the spirit of the Ali Center’s educational platforms, including respect, diversity, and personal discovery to empowerment and conﬂict resolution.
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