In January 2021, UofL's Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice in collaboration with UofL Libraries will commemorate Muhammad Ali's social justice legacy – Muhammad Ali: A Transcendent Life - featuring with multiple exhibits across the University of Louisville. This commemoration honors Muhammad Ali's connections to Louisville, his unique contributions to civil rights and social justice movements, and his inspiring global legacy. The Muhammad Ali: A Transcendent Life commemoration will engage our campus and community on how his legacy as a global humanitarian and champion for social justice impacts for our collective advocacy for peace and justice today.
More details on this exhibit, and the exhibit itself, may be viewed on the UofL Libraries site.
The Social Justice Research Consortium is directed by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, in collaboration with the Brandeis Laboratory for Citizenship, the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky, and Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The Consortium was created to fund social justice research teams, projects, creative activities, and community-engaged scholarship addressing intransigent social problems and systemic inequalities. The Consortium is funded as a 21st Century University Initiative through an iRFP grant and matching funds from 7 colleges and units, as well as several University offices.
To Those That Believe We Are Just A Bunch of Angry Kids.
Students and young people across the country and even across the world have been standing up to the police and the establishment. We have truly realized that we do not in fact have to sit down and accept things for the way that they have always been.
Students have been leading social revolutions for centuries globally and they have laid down the groundwork for this movement. We have been begging and crying for help from the “adults” who are supposed to PROTECT US for far too long.
From Minneapolis to Louisville (the city I now know as home.) From Hong Kon to Chile. Students are rising up against the status quo. We have decided that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
We have had it with you silencing us, we have had it with you telling us that we are too young and too inexperienced to know what we truly want and need. We are told to “Dream Big” of our futures and yet we are not allowed to dream of a future where our communities are not plagued with state sanctioned violence!
We are simply done asking. WE DEMAND JUSTICE!!!!!!! We will NOT be left to deal with the ramifications of your disastrous decision making skills and total lack of discernment. We will NOT pass this onto the next generation as it was passed onto us.
These “Angry kids” are products of YOUR silence and inaction. If you truly support the movement, there is a place for EVERYONE, continue to donate to bail finds, make calls, sign and create petitions, send money to those collecting and donating supplies to front line activists, etc. Follow @blmlouisville and @mvmnt4blklives.
If you are not with us, you are against us. The time is now and we are ready, we were born ready.