Muhammad Ali Center Happenings

Hello Neighbor! Day of Dignity

Sunday, November 10
FREE with a donation

"Hello Neighbor! Day of Dignity" is a community celebration of culture and people-to-people connections sponsored by the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville. Be a good neighbor by participating in this event and showing your support to our international community. Admission is free with a donation of goods (items listed below) and includes access to Muhammad Ali Center exhibits, live entertainment and dance lessons, along with delicious international food, family activities, community resources, and health services.

All donations benefit Kentucky Refugee Minitries and Catholic Charities. Items most needed are new or gently-used clean coats, gloves, hats, scarves, alarm clocks, blankets, shower curtains, can openers, plates, utensils, cups, and pots and pans. Day of Dignity® is a signature program of Islamic Relief USA. For more information about Islamic Relief USA’s humanitarian mission and projects, please visit Additional information at this link.

Generation Ali Limited Edition Confidence Bracelets
Join the Generation Ali Movement for only $20! These bracelets are made of eco-friendly recycled tire material and include free admission to the Muhammad Ali Center. Six bracelets, one for each Core Principle, will be available and bracelet_diff_sides_of_beads.jpgreleased individually throughout the year. $1 from every sale donated to WaterStep. Remaining proceeds support the Muhammad Ali Center’s educational programming that promotes Education, Gender Equity and Global Citizenship. Purchase your bracelet at this link! To learn more about Generation Ali, click here.


Donald Lassere, President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center supports Generation Ali with his bracelet purchase!

Metamorphosis Film Series

The State of Arizona
Friday, November 22
Doors Open 5:30pm :: Film 6:00pm
FREE with RSVP to Tytianna Smith
tsmith or 502.992.5341

This documentary captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. To watch the trailer, click here.

Shining A Light

Photo Exhibit Opens Friday, November 22

Shining A Light is an international photography exhibition that showcases the global and systemic problem of violence against women and highlights the actions individuals and organizations who are currently working to combat this issue. In partnership with MensWork, this exhibit is a "Fund for the Arts Community Arts Grant Partner" project at the Muhammad Ali Center. More information here.

Museum Row on Main Teacher Appreciation Day

Saturday, November 9

All teachers receive free admission for themselves and one guest to the Muhammad Ali Center this Saturday! More information here. Must show valid ID.

Celebrating the Holiday Spirit: Once Upon a Holiday

Opens Friday, November 29

Initially, most of us likely connect the holidays with Christmas trees, wreaths, and mistletoe. But, in some cultures, Dragon Dances, Eid and Diwali are symbols of what bring life to the season. Once Upon a Holiday is a festive exhibit that showcases holidays around the world via life-size storybook pages and teaches visitors how various cultures celebrate the season. For more information, click here.

Also at the Ali Center on November 29 are performances from the Sing ‘n’ Joy International Choral Festival. The Sing ‘n’ Joy International Choral Festival and Competition and Christmas at the Galt House Hotel will welcome people from across the globe to Louisville, KY over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 through December 1, 2013. Community members and guests have a unique opportunity to take in the passion and commitment these choirs exude and to experience the entertainment and cultural value choirs bring with them from across the globe. Choirs will be performing traditional songs from their home countries, as well as classics, holiday songs and everything in between. Spectators can watch choirs at Friendship Concerts and on the Festival Stage. Some of the concerts are free to the public and some are ticketed. For more information, visit

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards
The inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards presented by Yum! Brands Foundation took place in Louisville on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The event celebrated the greatness of people around the world who are making differences in their communities and beyond. For more information and photos, click here.


Muhammad Ali poses with the winners of the Muhammad Ali Six Core Principles Awards.


Chip Carter accepts the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of his father, President Jimmy Carter.


Christina Aguilera, Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award.


Michael Bolton, Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Gender Equality.


Mark Hogg, Founder and CEO of Louisville-based WaterStep, Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian.


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