You're invited to the 2019 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards!
You're invited to the 2019 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards!

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Louisville Marriott Downtown

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Michael J. Fox, award-winning actor,  author, and longtime Parkinson’s disease advocate who also established the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be honored with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Courage at the annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, to take place on September 12th at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Debi Brooks, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of the Foundation will be receiving the award on Michael’s behalf.  Music icon Michael Lang, best known for co-creating and producing the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for using music to spread a universal message of unity and peace. Olympic swimming gold medalist Mark Tewksbury, will receive the Gender Equality Award for his ongoing fight for justice, fair play, and equal rights. Amy Hehre, CEO and Founder of OVI Children’s Hospital in Kenya, will receive the Global Citizenship Award for providing orphans across Sub-Saharan Africa with medical assistance and other essential support. Dr. Mark Lynn, owner and operator of over 90 Visionworks in the region and President of Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates, will receive the Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award for his philanthropy, civic engagement, and ongoing support of his community. Negin Farsad, writer, director, actor, and social justice comedian will be the Host for the awards. 
This year’s theme will be Courage.
See this year's Six Core Principle Awardees, Complete List of Presenters, and How to purchase tickets in the full press release HERE.
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The Moth Main Stage at the Ali Center

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:30pm Doors Open :: 7:30pm Stories Begin

Ticket Sales Now Open!  

THE MOTH is a nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories, told live, without notes, to standing-room-only audiences around the globe. Renowned for showcasing a broad range of human experiences, The Moth produces approximately 600 live shows each year and has an ongoing presence in 30 cities worldwide. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students, teachers, adults an advocates from around the world through its Education, Community and Global Programs, and MothWorks which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling at work and other unexpected places.

The MOTH Mainstage is part of the customary “Days of Greatness” event lineup surrounding the annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, which take place at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on Thursday evening, September 12th. Also part of “Days of Greatness” is the bi-monthly “Daughters of Greatness” Breakfast Series on Friday morning, September 13th, with speaker Captain Brenda Berkman.Go to for more information.
Tickets are $35 per person.
Cash Bar Available.
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Daughters of Greatness: Captain Brenda Berkman

Friday, September 13, 2019

Brenda Berkman retired on September 14, 2006 as a Captain in the New York City Fire Department after serving the City for twenty-five years.  She was assigned to firehouses in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Capt. Berkman began her career in the fire service after winning the federal sex discrimination lawsuit she initiated that resulted in the hiring of New York City's first women firefighters.  The documentary Taking the Heat, which chronicles Berkman’s struggle to integrate women into the FDNY, aired on PBS in 2006.
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