The Muhammad Ali Institute stands in solidarity with those who demand justice, equality and respect for human rights. This requires systemic change in the way our society sees people of color, especially men and boys.
"Now my life is really starting - fighting racism, fighting injustice, fighting illiteracy, fighting poverty - using the face the world knows so well and going out and fighting for the truth." - Muhammad Ali
The Muhammad Ali Institute would like to announce the 2015-2017 Muhammad Ali Scholars. We had the pleasure of interviewing twenty-one of the University of Louisville best and brightest during the months of February and March. From that group we selected twelve students who are not only academically gifted but who also have demonstrated how social justice plays a major role in their lives. It is our pleasure to introduce you to the 2015-2017 Muhammad Ali Scholars:
Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice
Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville as of August 1, 2014. Professor Trucios-Haynes is a Professor of Law at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and a nationally recognized scholar in immigration law. Her teaching focus is in constitutional law, immigration law, international law, and race and the law with an emphasis on issues affecting Latinos.
The Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice invites interested faculty to collaborate in new and innovative ways to further their own research interests and benefit our local community.
The academic focus of our work in the next two years will address local, national, and international issues relating to youth access and opportunity with an emphasis on the impacts of violence affecting teens. Initially, we hope to identify research projects relating to local youth issues.