Shining A Light: (The) Many Faces of Homeless Women

“Shining a Light” is an annual international photography contest and exhibition hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center, which leveraged is existing capacity to increase awareness around issues of human rights and social justice on local, national, and international stages in 2013. Annually, the “Shining a Light” contest focuses on an

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Ali Festival Youth Poetry and Art Contest

Photo courtesy of the Leroy Neiman Foundation. Drawn/Painted by Leroy Neiman. Youth Poetry and Art Contest The Muhammad Ali Center is seeking student artists to join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali for our annual Ali Festival. The Ali Center is calling students from grades K-12

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You can’t be Neutral:  White Anti-racism Past and Present 

Wednesday, October 7 :: 12:00PM EDT This special program is in partnership with the University of Louisville, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI), Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice & The Carl Braden Memorial Center. From the abolitionists to the Civil Rights Movement to so-called “color-blindness” to today’s uprisings, a few whites have always

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Muhammad Ali Center Athletes & Social Change Forum

The 2021 Forum will take place virtually on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The theme of the 2021 Forum will be “Collective Action and Amplifying the Political Power of Athletes and Sport.” The 2021 Forum seeks to give space and voice to collective action and the political power of athletes and sport. The

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21c Museum Hotel: Dress Up, Speak Up

Bedecked and bejeweled, the figures populating the exhibition "Dress Up, Speak Up" occupy fluid space and time, evoking past and present, fact and fiction, memory and desire, to illuminate the complexity of contemporary identity. Whether clad in the stylized garb of Enlightenment-era Europe, the traditional coverings of ancient religious tradition,

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Racism and COVID-19: Combating a Pandemic and Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Date: Wednesday, April 21st Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT) Panelists: Dan Wu, Small Business Owner & Activist Jon Silpayamanant, Intercultural Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Researcher, & Music Educator Florence Chang, Executive Administrator of Accountability, Research, and Systems Improvement for JCPS Monica Lakhwani, Multicultural Specialist for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and

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21c Museum Hotel: Global Folk Music Interactive

Immerse yourself in the music and dance of Africa, Latin America, and Kentucky with members of Louisville’s global community at this event at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. We will enjoy music and dance interactive performances with Hamidou Koivogui and Gregory Acker (Guinean drum and dance), Fernando Moya and Zenon Llusco

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I Am America: This IS America

I Am America:  This IS America Date:  February 24, 2021 Time:  10:30-11:30 AM Featuring: Ricky L Jones: Chair, Pan African Studies Dept., University of Louisville Torie Weiston-Serdan: CEO, Youth Mentor Action Network Shawn Dove: Founder, Corporation for Black Male Achievement Moderator: Donald Lassere, President & CEO, Muhammad Ali Center On

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Community Connections Radio Show Youth Engagement Program

Community Connections Radio Show is looking forward to working with the Muhammad Ali Center, in order to provide an event that will inspire greatness in our local underserved youth by promoting the need to integrate Ali’s principles as a way to overcome and defeat adversity. Community Connections will utilize Muhammad

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Daughters of Greatness: Nzinga Garvey

Friday, June 3, 2022 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. As the granddaughter of Pan-Africanists Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey, Nzinga Garvey proudly continues the tradition of ‘faithful service’ to elevate our collective consciousness and celebrate our collective humanity. The Garvey legacy has left an indelible mark as evidenced

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