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Conversations About Muhammad Ali's 6 Core Principles - Premiers 10/29/2021 at 1pm

Please join us on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 1 pm to 2 pm for a special event featuring members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth who are engaged in a series of conversations about the 6 core principles that Muhammad Ali lived by. This event is part of a grant -funded project in connection with the Ken Burns PBS documentary, Muhammad Ali, which chronicles the life of one of the greatest athletes of our time exploring his courage as an activist, and his battles in and out of the ring.

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th Century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali insisted on being himself unconditionally and became a global icon and inspiration to people everywhere.

In addition to club members, event participants include individuals leading the conversations using the “Creating Our Future” curriculum provided by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville Kentucky. These character education materials consist of six modules, each focusing on a single core principle embodied in the life and work of Muhammad Ali —Respect, Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Spirituality, and Giving. The aim is to guide young people in an exploration of these six core principles, encourage the incorporation of these values into their lives, and inspire the development of a “life plan” that reflects a positive sense of self, a commitment to community, and preparation for the future.

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Parkinson’s Disease - Research, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Support

Please join us on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 12 pm to 1 pm for a special event exploring all aspects of Parkinson’s disease - from research, to diagnosis, treatment options, and support services. We will be joined by experts from the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center in Phoenix Arizona, the Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan, and Van Andel Institute.

This event is part of a grant-funded project in connection with the Ken Burns PBS documentary, Muhammad Ali, which chronicles the life of one of the greatest athletes of our time exploring his courage as an activist, and his battles in and out of the ring – including with Parkinson’s disease.

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th Century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali insisted on being himself unconditionally and became a global icon and inspiration to people everywhere.

About the Film

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali insisted on being himself unconditionally and became a global icon and inspiration to people everywhere.

Muhammad Ali

Cassius Clay Begins Training with Police Officer Joe Martin

2:37
Published:

Twelve-year-old Cassius Clay participated in his first amateur fight.

Muhammad Ali

'I'm Free to be Who I Want to Be'

5:34
Published:

As Clay gained success, he was criticized for his socio-political and religious beliefs.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

3:03
Published:

Upon retiring from boxing, Ali was forced to confront his deteriorating health.

Local Virtual Events

Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Disease - Research, Diagnosis, treatment, and support

Parkinson’s disease - research, diagnosis, treatment, and support

Please join us on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 12 pm to 1 pm for a special event exploring all aspects of Parkinson’s disease - from research to diagnosis, treatment options, and support services. We will be joined by experts from the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center in Phoenix Arizona, the Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan, and Van Andel Institute.

Muhammad Ali: Conversations about Ali's 6 core princples

Conversations about Muhammad Ali's 6 Core Principles

Please join us on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 1 pm to 2 pm for a special event featuring members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth who are engaged in a series of conversations about the 6 core principles that Muhammad Ali lived by. 

National Virtual Event Recordings

Join an hour-long discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, Jesse Washington, Rasheda Ali Walsh and Howard Bryant, featuring clips from the upcoming four-part series, MUHAMMAD ALI. This live discussion will explore Muhammad Ali: The Man - an activist, loving father and three-time heavyweight champion. Presented by PBS and The Undefeated.

Join an hour-long discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, five-time Olympic medalist Janet Evans, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, USC Todd Boyd, Ph.D., and senior writer for ESPN/The Undefeated Lonnae O’Neal as they Muhammad Ali’s transcendent position as a global athlete and public figure

Explore the interwoven nature of race and religion in Muhammad Ali’s own life, and its impact on sports, society and culture today. This event features a live discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, Olympic medalist and change agent Ibtihaj Muhammad, ESPN/The Undefeated Senior Writer Justin Tinsley, and Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture at University of Southern California.

Examine the nature of the modern athlete and celebrity through the lens of Muhammad Ali and today’s biggest stars. What is the responsibility of an athlete today and how do they leverage their unique platform for good? This event features a live discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, two-time Super Bowl Champion and Co-Founder of Listen Up Media Malcolm Jenkins, two-time Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist, World Boxing Champion and PFL fighter Claressa Shields, and ESPN/The Undefeated Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Raina Kelley.


Ken Burns Presents

Muhammad Ali - A Look Ahead

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Expires: 2022-06-24
Rating: NR

Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe

SIX CORE PRINCIPLES


Confidence Belief in oneself, one’s abilities, and one’s future.

Conviction A firm belief that gives one the courage to stand behind that belief, despite pressure to do otherwise.

Dedication The act of devoting all of one’s energy, effort, and abilities to a certain task.

Giving To present voluntarily without expecting something in return.

Respect Esteem for, or a sense of the worth or excellence of, oneself and others.

Spirituality A sense of awe, reverence, and inner peace inspired by a connection to all of creation and/or that which is greater than oneself.
 

 from the alicenter.org

The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali

Highlights of boxing legend Ali’s life and career.

Corporate funding for MUHAMMAD ALI was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and by its members Alan and Marcia Docter; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones; The Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Gilchrist and Amy Berg; The Brooke Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation, The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation and The Augusta Brown Holland Philanthropic Foundation; Perry and Donna Golkin; John and Leslie McQuown; John and Catherine Debs; Fred and Donna Seigel; Susan and John Wieland; Stuart and Joanna Brown; Diane and Hal Brierley; Fiddlehead Fund; Rocco and Debby Landesman; McCloskey Family Charitable Trust; Mauree Jane and Mark Perry; and Donna and Richard Strong. And by viewers like you.