Muhammad Ali: A Transcendent Life-Standing Up for Peace Symposium

When Mar 31, 2022
from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where online and SAC Ballroom
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UofL's Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice’s annual symposium, co-sponsored by CODRE, University Libraries, and the Anne Braden Institute, addresses the question: “What can we learn from Muhammad Ali about standing up for peace today?” Plenary Sessions in the morning address how Ali inspires young people and how artists are standing up for peace and are inspired by Muhammad Ali. Dr. Raymond Green will speak about the Muhammad Ali social justice magnet at Central High School. Hannah Drake will speak about how Ali inspires her as an artist. The keynote speaker is Ambassador Shabazz (Malcolm X’s eldest daughter).
Symposium Schedule:
9:00 A.M. Conference Check-In – Exhibits Display/Student Poster & Art Presentations
9:30 A.M. Welcome & Conference Overview - “Standing Up for Peace”
10:00 A.M. How does Muhammad Ali inspire young people today to be agents of change in their communities? (Dr. Raymond Green, former principal and alum of Central H.S., UofL College of Business)
11:00 A.M. How does Muhammad Ali inspire artists to stand up for peace today? (Hannah L. Drake, poet and author )
12:00 P.M. Luncheon—Standing Up for Peace Today – How Can Muhammad Ali’s Legacy Inspire Us? (Ambassador Attallah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, Ambassador-at-large of Belize )
1:30 P.M. Breakout Sessions:
     Student Voices – Middle School & High School Students
     Arts & Humanities Advancing Social Change
     Honoring Muhammad Ali’s Community Connections
3:00 P.M. Breakout Sessions:
     Muhammad Ali’s Global Impact
     Student Voices & Advocating for Peace Today - UofL students – Muhammad Ali Scholars
4:30 P.M. Conference Concluding Remarks and Networking
6:00 P.M. End of conference
The symposium is part of an MAI and UofL Libraries commemoration of Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali: A Transcendent Life with exhibits across all of UofL Libraries, and new digital resources unveiled in January 2021. Another community engagement opportunity seeks participation in the audio and video tribute to how Ali inspires each of us. The link to contribute is here: “Standing Up for Peace: How does Muhammad Ali Inspire Us Today?” For additional information please contact Sherry Durham at

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