4-Part Conversation Series on Racial Justice
In Partnership with the Frazier History Museum and Courier-Journal
Housing | Education | Policing | Health
Each program will include community members with their own stories to tell, expert moderators who will guide us through history, policy and present day, and panelists who will help give context to each topic, provide calls to action and simple steps we can take to help shape a better future for everyone. This series is curated to break down the causes of social injustices and to encourage creative solutions for amending them.
These programs tie in directly with our individual and collective missions, and as partners we can reach more people and tackle the transformative work that needs to be done.
The Courier Journal addressed these issues in-depth with their Beyond Breonna Series and continues to in ongoing stories, The Frazier History Museum will open its West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning and Reconciliation Exhibit in September, and currently on display through February 2022 at the Muhammad Ali Center is its exhibit, Truth Be Told: The Policies That Impacted Black Lives.
In addition to in person programming, all Racial Reckoning events will be livestreamed on the hosts' Facebook Pages.
Watch our first program Racial Reckoning: Housing here:
Moderator: Trent Findley, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Metro United Way. Storyteller: Ed White, Founder of Louisville’s River City Drum Corps. Panelists: Jecorey Arthur - Metro City Council District 4; Jackie Floyd - Russell Resident and Lead Community Outreach Specialist for Russell: A Place of Promise; Celine Mutuyemariya - Community Organizer and Housing Justice Advocate.
October 28 at the Muhammad Ali Center
7:00PM TO 8:00PM
The second program, Racial Reckoning: Education will be Thursday, October 28th at the Ali Center from 7 to 8 pm. The Moderator will be Mandy McLaren from the Courier-Journal, and will include Storytellers like Ashleigh Hazley, Senior Manager of Programming at the Muhammad Ali Center, and our Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students, and Panelists that include Principal Rhonda Cosby, Principal at Grace James Academy, Dr. Ricky Jones, University of Louisville Pan African Studies Department, Sydni Gordon, Social Justice teacher at Knight Middle School, and Solyana Mesfin, member of Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students.