World Refugee Week

In honor of World Refugee Day on Friday, June 20, 2008, the Muhammad Ali Center and Catholic Charities organized a week of events that included photo exhibitions, a film series, a field trip day to the Ali Center for refugees, and informational displays on refugee services. The week ended with

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Greg Roberts, President/CEO

Greg Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, was named the new and second President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Photo Essays

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

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Derby Brunch

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.

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Meeting Resistance Screenings

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.

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A Hidden Wholeness Temporary Exhibit

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

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Extreme Home Makeover Wrap Party

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

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The Ali Folio: The Photography of Sonia Katchian Exhibit

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.

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Tibetan Oracle Event

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

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“Roads to You: Louisville”

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

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