The Islamic Center of Nashville will be hosting its 3rd annual Black History Month Open House featuring the Legacy of Muhammad Ali with Brunch next Saturday on February 11th, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
The focus of this year's event will be on Muhammad Ali and his Legacy. The program will include a film, presentation, panel discussion and special guests. Brunch will be served. Two awards will be presented: The Breaking Down the Barriers Award and the Dr. AKM Fakhruddin Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s Breaking Down the Barriers Award will go to County Clerk Brenda Wynn. This event is family friendly and open to the general public.
Learn more about the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, the beloved American sports hero who was unapologetically Black and Muslim. Special guest speaker Dr. Nasir Ahmad will reflect on his friendship and role as an imam to Muhammad Ali during the late 70's.Through Ali's own words and through the eyes of other civil rights activists, we will explore the impact and lessons learned from Ali's spiritual journey, activism, and humanitarian work. As Muhammad Ali said himself, "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." A panel discussion that will include Kwame Lillard, one of the Freedom Riders, will take place. Also, there will be a special performance by Nashville Children’s Theater ‘And in the Corner: CASSIUS CLAY – The Making of Muhammad Ali.
Conexión Américas' INDIVISIBLE campaign will be here to take pictures and write postcards. INDIVISIBLE is a campaign bringing together concerned Nashvillians from all political stripes who commit to protect the ideals upon which this country was founded, who commit to do all that is needed to fulfill the promise of an indivisible nation that celebrates the roots and possibilities of all its people.