A Gathering for Compassion, Contemplation, Hope, and Healing
A Gathering for Compassion, Contemplation, Hope, and Healing

Compassion + Prayer =

A Gathering for Hope and Healing

Join us On-site or on Facebook Live
Sunday, August 30th, 3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

A Gathering for Compassion, Contemplation, Hope, and Healing
Within just a few short months, the City of Louisville has become one of the main epicenters in the country for both peaceful protests for racial justice, as well as for protests that have seen violence, vandalism, and rioting. We are also raging under the economic and health impact of COVID.
In June 2016, during the week of Muhammad Ali’s passing, Louisville was the epicenter of national and international news for a very different reason; our City displayed unity, goodwill, respect, and inclusion for all. Louisville came together like never before as our community showed the best of ourselves to the world and to one another—regardless of ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, age, politics, or geographic boundary.
History has shown us that Louisville is a civil and caring city that comes together during difficult times. But there are immediate issues that have to be dealt with and dismantled before we can begin to re-build through intentional and collective action. This will take patience and prayer, awareness and involvement—from every sector of our community.
Event organizers include: Lonnie Ali, Dr. Muhammad Babar, and The Muhammad Ali Center and its President & CEO, Donald Lassere.
Participants and special guests include diverse faith leaders from around the community, University of Louisville medical doctors and students, individuals who have been effected by gun violence, a children’s group and more. For more information and to see the full list of speakers, click HERE.
We invite you to join us on Facebook Live @Muhammad Ali Center as we gather to pause, pray, and unite in the midst of the COVID pandemic, escalating gun violence, racial inequalities, and civil unrest. 
Due to COVID safety guidelines, there is limited space for on-site attendance. For those who want to attend, please be advised that masks or facial coverings are required.

Truth be Told: An Expression of Black History in America

Exhibition Opening September 9

Told through a historical timeline, Truth be Told will provide detailed historical accounts of black history in Americaoften left out of, misinterpreted, or falsified in our history books. While unpleasant, it is important that the facts of our American history be told. This exhibit will relay to visitors how we have a whitewashed interpretation of African American history that has been viewed through “rose colored glasses,” while also portraying some individuals as heroes—instead of telling the truth. 
Since the Ali Center is not a history museum, we have the opportunity to display the timeline in an unconventional way: by incorporating graffiti/street art onto plywood panels.
The exhibition will feature ten authentic boards that were used during the recent protests and marches in Louisville, Kentucky. These panels, originally used as barriers, will be repurposed as the platform on which we are sharing this important history.
The call to action is simple but powerful: Learn, Share, and Vote
Learn the true history of the policies that have affected Black people, Share what you've learned to anyone who will listen, and Vote for the people that will make the right decisions for all people in this country.
The exhibit will be on display through February 28, 2021.

Truth Be Told is Sponsored by:

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