Governor’s annual Equal Employment Opportunity conference draws more than 275 participants

More than 275 state leaders convened in Louisville on Wednesday at the Muhammad Ali Center to participate in the Governor’s 31st Annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) conference. “This conference gives state leaders an opportunity to share best practices for building an inclusive work environment, one of the core values by which our state agencies operate,” said Personnel Cabinet Secretary...

Venture Connectors to highlight Greater Louisville Inc. talent attraction initiative Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Venture Connectors will feature Lisa Bajorinas, vice president of entrepreneurship and talent with Greater Louisville Inc., who will provide an overview of market research and strategy that supports the economic development organization’s talent attraction initiative, Liveinlou.com. Bajorinas is responsible for leading EnterpriseCorp, GLI’s entrepreneurial support organization...

Public forum sponsored by University of Louisville explores benefits, costs of athletic achievement

Sports fans and others can join in a discussion of athletic achievement and its benefits and costs during an Oct. 12 University of Louisville event, “Sports, Risk and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum.” The free, public event will begin at 6 p.m. downtown at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. Although there is no cost, registration is requested. The speakers will look at the place of sports...

Registration open for fifth annual Women in Business Expo & Conference in Louisville on Sept. 26

Women are powerful. Women create businesses, lead companies, and re-define industries and have the power to influence the way business experts approach marketing and advertising for women-led businesses. The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky’s mission is to provide elite business training and marketing support to women entrepreneurs across Kentucky. In six years of existence, the Center...

Before school starts, consider an educational trip through Kentucky history and culture

  August is back-to-school time, and according to the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, what better time to think about places to take children to learn about Kentucky history and culture.   Museums, historic sites and attractions throughout the state offer young people many possible insights into Kentucky’s history and diverse culture.   At Kentucky museums, youngsters encounter...

Actress and dancer Jasmine Guy to be next Daughters of Greatness speaker at Ali Center

Theater personality Jasmine Guy will be in Louisville at The Muhammad Ali Center on Friday, April 4, at 8:30 a.m. for the next event in the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series.   The series is a way for the Ali center to invite prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community.   Jasmine Guy (Photo provided) Guy...

Exhibit at Ali Center stirs the fire to empower women on International Women’s Day 2014

This photo of a woman named Gilo, 50, is part of Phil Borges’ Stirring the Fire project. It was taken in Yabelo, Ethiopia and Borges writes that “Gilo spent much of her time fetching water for her family of five before a cistern was built in her village. Previously she had to walk more than three hours, four times a week, with her daughter Galmo to collect water from the nearest spring...

Give Peace a Chance exhibit at Ali Center marks 50 years since boxer and Beatles met

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, in 1969, used “Bed-Ins” as a way to put themselves and their message of peace in the public spotlight. Next month, visitors to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and Abbey Road on the River will be able to learn more about the couple’s passion for peace and how they used these publicity stunts to garner international attention.   Through stories and photographs,...

Eleanor Jordan to speak at the Daughtersof Greatness breakfast at the Ali Center

Kentucky Commission on Women Executive Director Eleanor Jordan will speak at the upcoming Daughters of Greatness breakfast at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville on Friday, Feb. 7.   Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The...

From sports page to front page to legend, Muhammad Ali’s life a transformational saga

By John Edward Faulkner Special to KyForward   In 1897 the then newly published Marquess of Queensberry Rules revised boxing’s code of regulations to bring a sense of sportsmanship, fair play and respectability to the sport. It states, “You must not fight simply to win; no holds barred is not the way; you must win by the rules.” All’s fair in love and war, yet boxing is neither, despite...