Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

The Muhammad Ali Center’s Education Department offers powerful engagements and workshops focused on diversity, anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and social justice. How We’re Different We are not a for-profit DEI company; we are a social justice non-profit. Every dollar invested through our DEIA program supports the mission, vision, and programs of

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Third Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awardees Announced: Harry Belafonte, Geena Davis Among Honorees

4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans to Emcee Event on September 19thLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 18, 2015) — Legendary and multi-talented artist and social justice activist Harry Belafonte will receive the prestigious Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement and Academy Award-winning actor, humanitarian, and women’s advocate Geena Davis will be

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Louisville Bats Baseball Team Kicks off Six-Week Citywide “I Am Ali” Festival Tickets Still Available for “Muhammad Ali Appreciation Night” on June 3rd

 Game to take place on one year anniversary of Ali’s passingFestival to run through July 15 with nearly 70 community events planned  LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (April 4, 2017) — A six-weeklong, citywide, summer “I Am Ali” Festival will kick off on Saturday, June 3rd, the first anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing,

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Muhammad Ali Center Announces Public Initiatives Surrounding Ali’s Birthday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Discounts for Mentors-Mentees January 17-20 to Honor Ali’s 78th Birthday Invitation to Participate in International Mentoring Day on Social Media Free Screenings of I Have a Dream Speech on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Muhammad Ali’s Birthday on January 17th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20th pose

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502 Power Yoga Presents Third Annual Yoga Mala for Africa Hosted by Muhammad Ali Center

Yoga Mala will take place on January 7, 2016Louisville, KY (Thursday, January 05, 2017) – The crew at 502 Power Yoga are proud to team up with Muhammad Ali Center and an impressive team of teachers from across Louisville and the U.S. to present this year’s Yoga Mala for Africa.

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Muhammad Ali Center Welcomes Ambassador Shabazz as Its Next “Daughters of Greatness” Speaker

Shabazz will speak on Friday, January 20thLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (January 10, 2017) — The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce its upcoming Daughters of Greatness speaker: Ambassador Shabazz. Shabazz will speak at the Center on Friday, January 20th. The event will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and

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Muhammad Ali Center Re-Opens to the Public on Thursday, April 1st

Temporary Exhibit Truth Be Told Extended Through February 27th, 2022  The Muhammad Ali Center will be re-opening to the public Thursday, April 1st, following a 3-1/2 month temporary closure due to the COVID19 pandemic. Hours of operation for visitors, including its retail store, will be from 12:00 noon – 5:00

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Shining a Light Exhibition to Open on International Women’s Day, March 8th

2017’s photographs feature highlights from the past three yearsLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 2, 2017) — The Muhammad Ali Center’s annual international photography contest and exhibition, Shining a Light, opens on March 8th, International Women’s Day. This year’s exhibition will be comprised of the “best of the best” from the previous three

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Laura Douglas Named Ali Center’s Interim President and CEO

First Woman, First Black Woman to Lead the Organization Will be Engaged in The Center’s Public Re-Opening on April 1st and The Muhammad Ali Festival in June Laura M. Douglas, the Ali Center’s Immediate Past Board Chair, and a member of its Board of Directors for a decade, has been

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Statement from Donald Lassere, President and CEO, Muhammad Ali Center

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 4, 2016) — “On behalf everyone associated with the Muhammad Ali Center and everyone in the Louisville community who loved Muhammad, we want to express our deepest sympathies to his wife, Lonnie, and Muhammad’s entire family. “His wife, Lonnie once said, that Muhammad belongs to the world.

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