Events and Educational Outreach

Be sure to check back in August for our 2021 - 2022 Events and Program Calendar!

2020 - 2021 Events and Programs

Virtual Paint Night/Open House 

Want to get connect to UofL Muhammad Ali Institute? Join us for a virtual paint night. We will discuss our Spring 2021 programs, the Muhammad Ali Scholar Program, and share some unique opportunities to get involved! 

RSVP Link: 

(Supply information pick-up will be sent once you RSVP)                  

February 2nd 


Lessons from Lovecraft Country

The Muhammad Ali Institute will be partnering with community members to dissect each episode and will also be sharing syllabi from Langston League to help further facilitate learning! We invite you to check out this content on our website 

February 1st through 28th 

Muhammad Ali Scholars Application

Are you interested in furthering your understanding of Social Justice, traveling aboard, AND receiving $500 per semester all at the same time? Make sure to apply using link:

February 14th 

Alternative Spring Break: Housing Justice

We are partnering with the Engage Lead Serve Board on our second Alternative Spring Break! Students who are interested in housing justice who are looking for an educational opportunity over Spring Break should sign up! Link details coming soon.

March 4th and 5th

Racial Justice in Education Panel

The Muhammad Ali Institute is partnering with the Multicultural Teacher Recruitment Program to host a panel conversation on ways to incorporate in the K-12 school system. Be sure to RSVP at the follow link: 

March 24th


The Four Roles of Social Change

The Muhammad Ali Institute is partnering with the LGBT Center to  host a workshop on the four roles of social change. Participants can expect to learn more about how their skills and talents can be utilized to enact the change they want to see. Be sure to RSVP at the following link:  



Celebrating Students doing Social Justice Work

In partnership with the Martin Luther King Scholars, the Muhammad Ali Institute seeks to recognize students who are doing transformative social justice work in their communities. If you would like to nominate one of your peers, please use the following link: 

April 5th to 15th 


Muhammad Ali- A Transcendent Life

The Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice and UofL Libraries are collaborating this semester to commemorate Muhammad Ali's social justice legacy. Exhibits will focus on his Louisville connection, his unique contributions to civil rights and social justice movements, and his inspiring global legacy. Be sure to check out the offerings from each library in order to get an unique perspective into his life. This exhibit is now LIVE.

  • Ali - Humanitarian and Peace (Jan)
  • Ali - Civil Rights and Social Justice (Feb)
  • Ali - Boxing Excellence (March)
  • Ali -Islam (April)
  • Ali- The Man (May)

Click this link to find out more:      

Spring 2021

Peace Means?...Celebrating the International Day of Peace

Join the Muhammad Ali Institute for this virtual event asking our community members to tell us what “Peace Means” today by submitting art or spoken word pieces to share. We will collect multimedia submissions from the University of Louisville community and highlight them following an Instagram Live discussion on the term peace.   

September 21 


Peace and Justice Week 2020 

Join us for this collaboration between the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and the Consortium for Transdisciplinary SocialJustice Research to highlight the Anne Braden Memorial Lecture by Dr. Loretta Ross who is a visiting professor at Smith College. She is teaching a course on “White Supremacy, Human Rights and Calling In the Calling Out Culture” and her research interests include reproductive justice, race and culture. Dr. Ross was the national coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005–12.

Student Speak Out on Advancing Social Justice (Fall during Peace and Justice Week)
Join us for a virtual spoken word event for students to share their thoughts, opinions, and emotions about advancing social justice in light of our “calling in and calling out” culture. Make sure to monitor our social media for RSVP and sign-up information.

Be sure to check both @uoflmai and @uoflabi for virtual opportunities to engage in the conversation. 

November 9 - 14

History and Heritage Month Activist Recognition Series

During the various history and heritage months, we will create educational posts for our online communities.We invite you to share our content and join our online discussions.

Monthly on Instagram and Facebook

Please be sure to check our Facebook, Instagram (@UofLMAI) and the University of Louisville events calendar in order to keep up to date with the most relevant information. As we continue to firm up details and partnerships, we anticipate for this list to continue to grow. We will update with details as they are solidified.