Taking Place at the Muhammad Ali Center on Thursday, October 28th
The Muhammad Ali Center, The Courier Journal, and Frazier History Museum have teamed up to curate a timely and significant community conversation series on racial justice that will focus on Housing, Education, Policing and Health. The second of the four programs, Racial Reckoning: Education, will take place Thursday, October 28th from 7 to 8 pm at the Muhammad Ali Center. The program will include the following participants:
- Mandy McLaren, Courier-Journal
- Storyteller Ashleigh Hazley, Senior Manager of Programming at the Muhammad Ali Center
- 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
- Solyana Mesfin, Member of the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students
This program series ties in directly with the individual and collective missions of each partnering organization with a goal of reaching more people and tackling the transformative work that needs to be done in our community.
The Courier Journal has addressed these issues in-depth with their Beyond Breonna Series and continues to in ongoing stories. The Frazier History Museum opened its West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning and Reconciliation Exhibit in September, and the Ali Center currently has on display through February 2022 its temporary exhibit, Truth Be Told: The Policies That Impacted Black Lives.
Museum exhibitions that are successfully paired with community programming add another layer of understanding and interpretation of our history and the world around us, and can prompt discussion and new ideas for shaping our future.
Upcoming Dates and Topics:
- Education, October 28 at the Muhammad Ali Center
- Policing, November 18 at the Frazier History Museum
- Health, December 2 at the Muhammad Ali Center
Individuals can register online through the Ali Center or Frazier Museum’s website. Suggested donation is $10.00.
The first program in the series, Racial Reckoning: Housing, took place on Thursday, September 30th, and is available to watch HERE.