The Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville mourns the loss of a transformative humanitarian who had the courage and conviction to make the world a better place. We remember him as he wished - as someone who helped people worldwide in their "fight for freedom, justice and equality." Our work will continue to be inspired by his lifelong commitment to these fundamental human values, including the pursuit of racial and social justice. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Ali family and we grieve with our community for the loss of a transcendent civil rights and religious freedom icon and champion.
Enid Trucios-Haynes, Interim Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace & Justice (June 4, 2016)
In Fall 2014, the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice issued a university-wide call for faculty collaboration to identify new and innovative ways to connect our research to our local community. We call this effort “Translating Social Justice Research Into Action.”
One project involves “Faculty Spotlights” about social justice research and key insights that may be of particular interest to local community and government organizations.
A second project involves an multidisciplinary Faculty Research Group engaged in a collaborative scholarly inquiry about the content and operationalization of “cultural competency” across disciplines, professions and operations in a university setting. The results of this research will be available in 2016.