Two different photo essays loaned from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) were exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center: “Utica-The Town That Loves Refugees” And “A New Home, A New Life.” The exhibits raised awareness and greater understanding of refugee experiences and informed people about getting involved in
On the morning of the 2008 “Run for the Roses,” Muhammad and Lonnie Ali hosted a unique fundraiser for the Ali Center–a small and intimate Derby Brunch at their home. The event was catered by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Guests of note included LeRoy Neiman and Lennox Lewis.
Filmmakers Molly Bingham and Steve Connors screened their documentary Meeting Resistance at the Ali Center. The ﬁlm presents different views of the Iraqi resistance ﬁghters – all who remained anonymous. The program ended with a question and answer session.
A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton was an exhibition featuring 35 photographs by Trappist monk Thomas Merton – who died in 1968 – and whose legacy lives on at the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Merton’s powerful photographs were a way to summon
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came to Louisville to help a local family rebuild their home. The Muhammad Ali Center donated to the family two autographed items and also proudly hosted the Elite Home’s wrap party to congratulate all the many wonderful workers, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make the
Featuring fascinating photos of Muhammad Ali at the pinnacle of his career, this special exhibition offered an intimate look at the Louisville icon through the lens of internationally acclaimed photographer Sonia Katchian. A select collection of 41 photos were chosen for the exhibit from Sonia’s thousands of Ali images.
A special presentation by The Medium of Tibet’s Chief State Oracle, Venerable Thupten Ngodup, drew around 600 guests to the Ali Center. The Venerable Ngodup shared his views on global warming and personal responsibility during a 2.5 hour presentation and then answered questions from the audience. He also provided the
The Muhammad Ali Center, along with the Louisville Metro Ofﬁce for International Affairs and the Center for Interfaith Relations, were organizing sponsors of this exciting collaborative concert event. “Roads to You” brought 25 world class musicians to Louisville from over 18 countries around the globe in a grassroots effort to
Guests from 21 states and 6 countries visited the Ali Center to experience a round-by-round replay of the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” Ali versus Foreman ﬁght in Kinshasa, Zaire. The event, which was a fundraiser for the Center, featured special guests Muhammad and Lonnie Ali, as well as commentary
The Muhammad Ali Center, along with Catholic Charities and the Metro Louisville’s Ofﬁce of International Affairs, co-sponsored this remarkably candid and affecting photo essay of 49 images taken in the Darfur region of Sudan. These photos were loaned to the Center from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).