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ANNUAL REPORT MUHAMMAD ALI INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Table of Contents Goals for Muhammad Ali Scholars Course Campus Events Trip to England and Ghana Third Year Ali Scholars and Ali Scholars Alumni Association Campus and Community Programs Events SeeRedNow Faculty Resource Group Faculty in Residence Service Just Act Day Rotary RSO Advising Relationship with the Muhammad Ali Center Trip to Bangladesh Budget
Goals Raise at least $20,000 through joint programming with the Ali Center and through direct Ali Institute fundraising efforts Ali Scholars Training in August Co-teach course in Spring 2010 Sponsor international trip in Summer 2010 Establish a research component for Ali Scholars Incorporate Ali Scholars into more Ali Center programs Establish faculty resource group and faculty in residence Formalize relationship with at least 1 local community agency and develop and begin to execute a concrete work plan for Institute in Louisville community Launch Champions and Service for Social Change in cooperation with the Ali Center Establish a viable, comprehensive plan for SeeRedNow
Muhammad Ali Scholars In the fall of 2010, the Ali Scholars began their first full year in the program We began the year with an August retreat at Essence House in Corydon, Indiana to get to know one another and lay a solid foundation for understanding basic social justice and peace building concepts. Back row: Gwen Rucker, Mohamad Ndiaye, Amanda Simmons, Jonathan Krigger Front row: Kathriena Greenwell, Bristol Mann, Janessa Siegel, Whitney Newell
Ali Scholars Campus Events In November, the new Ali Scholars stretched their programmatic muscles and created a performance of the SeeRedNow manifestations of violence. Using drama, poetry, readings and personal stories, the Scholars brought domestic, community, economic, political, environmental and hate violence to life. In the spring, the Ali Scholars planned a series of Brown Bag Lunches including topics such as human trafficking, to gang violence, and the media in activism. They also participated in the Anne Braden Institutes commemoration of the sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement.
Social Change Course In the spring semester of 2010, Stacy Bailey- Ndiaye co-taught a one credit course, Social Change 399 – Lectures in Social Change, with Dr. Cate Fosl, Director of the Anne Braden Institute. There were 18 students enrolled, including all 8 Ali Scholars In addition to discussions on the main text, the course featured four public lectures: Land and Politics in Kenya: What Makes Wangari Maathai Special? Environmental Justice and Ecological Disasters Throughout Louisville African Women Writing Resistance So Whats Race for Anyway? Smokescreens, Exploitation, and the State Unbowed, by Nobel Peace Prize winning environmentalist and human rights activist Wangari Maathai served as the primary text for the course. For the Ali Scholars, the course was meant to provide a foundation in social justice issues and give a context for their trip to Ghana in the summer of 2010.
ENGLAND AND GHANA May 14-June 9, 2010 International Learning Journey
Why We Went The International Learning Journey, which takes place during the summer between Ali Scholars Program years, is a cornerstone of the program. The experience is meant to give the students a global understanding of social justice issues and a different perspective on the United States and their local communities. Goals for the 2010 International Learning Journey included: Explore social justice issues in England and Ghana, especially those related to women, children, community violence, political power, economic justice, environmental justice, health and intergroup relations Learn about the history and culture of Ghana Learn about the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade by making the Europe-Africa-Americas journey Further develop Ali Scholars expert areas Have meaningful interaction with university students in Ghana Develop an intellectual understanding of and gain practical experience in development Examine the impact of urbanization and modernization in Ghana Meet with local, regional and national leaders and organizations working on social justice issues Further the development of the Ali Scholars program internationally Participate in the Ali Scholars Peace and Justice Academy Participate in field work with Ghanaian students under the direction of the University of Development Studies
The Team FACULTY/STAFF Dwain Archer Safety and Security Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye Director, Muhammad Ali Institute Brodrick Clarke Deputy Director of Programs, Ali Center Dr. Anita Harris Assistant Professor, Anthropology Dr. Muriel Harris Assistant Professor, Public Health Dr. Liz OBrien Assistant Professor, Public Health STUDENTS Ali Scholars Kathriena Greenwell Jonathan Krigger Bristol Mann Mohamad Ndiaye Whitney Newell Gwen Rucker Janessa Siegel Amanda Simmons School of Public Health Trinidad Jackson Alecia Kennedy Galyna Pavlenko Lauren Rollins
Our Hosts ENGLAND In England, we were hosted by the Youth Charter for Sport, Culture and Arts, a United Nations recognized NGO based in Manchester, UK. The Ali Institute has a longstanding relationship with Youth Charter, as they hosted our first group of Ali Scholars in 2006, and chairman, Geoff Thompson, visited Louisville in 2007 as the Ali Institutes World Changer in Residence. GHANA From Accra to Tamale, the Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development handled our lodging, tours and lectures. In Northern Ghana, we were under the care of the University for Development Studies. UDS arranged our lodging and transportation and hosted the Peace and Justice Academy and the field experience. UofL has a partnership agreement with UDS and the Ali Scholars International Learning Journey was the first formal activity between the two institutions.
London and Northern England At the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool Weary travelers at Heathrow Airport Our new friends from the British Council Youth Charter, our host organization, arranged for young people from northern England to share the experience of our visit. The trip would not have been the same without them and the Ali Scholars hope to host them on a visit to Louisville. Geoff Thompson, Chairman of Youth Charter, gives Janessa a few pointers at Huggys Gym in Bradford
London On the tube in London A taste of social justice action in London Ali Scholars at Trafalgar Square On the street in London
Accra, Ghana The whole crew at breakfast in Accra Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana! Ali Scholars getting closer each day Our home in Accra, the Aya Centre Amanda and Sonny, our tour guide Ghana, the Black Star
Street Scenes in Accra
Around Accra W.E.B. DuBois Center Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Presidential Palace At the beach Ah, the food at Chez Afrique… At the home of former Vice President Aliu Mahama
Making Our Way North Contemplating a painful past at Cape Coast and Elmina. At the Adinkra craft shop Adinkra stamps At the Kente craft shop
Making Our Way North Janessa and young ladies in Tolon At the University for Development Studies Central Administration, Tamale Meeting the Regent Chief in Tamale. We presented a goat to the Chief as a gift. Sorry Mr. Goat, youll make a great dinner! Meeting with UDS Pro Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Dean of Integrated Studies, Tamale With UDS faculty and students after Peace and Justice Academy, Wa
In the Field – Sakai and Kong Community entry – Dr. Frank Teng-Zeng, our UDS host, introduces us in Kong Children in Kong enjoying bubbles they received from Public Health group Playing cards, making friends Getting to know Sakai
Interviewing Young People in Sakai During their fieldwork, the Ali Scholars focused on youth, women, education, agriculture, leadership, physical fitness, spirituality, and health. The Public Health Group and two Ali Scholars did a research project on malaria in the Kong community using Photo Voice. We were able to help Sakai identify a solution to a problem with their school feeding program. They decided to farm a communal plot of land to provide lunch for the school children. A successful school feeding program directly correlates to increased school attendance.
In the Field - Sakai What would we have done without our friends from UDS? UDS students share their community profile of Sakai Community notice board UDS students map of Sakai community
Lone Farmer In one of the most iconic photos, we captured the life of a lone woman farmer. She is pregnant and must still spend hours alone in the sun working her plot. Our meeting with her led to discussions with other women in Sakai about the possibilities of communal farming.
Making Shea Butter
And We Danced…
The Hippo Sanctuary On the Volta River with the hippos The hippos put up with us for quite a while. They had enough and we got out of there. Hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. What were we thinking?!
Celebrate! Well done Ali Scholars!
Third Year Ali Scholars and Ali Scholars Alumni Group Two Ali Scholars, Lecia Brown and OnDraya Green, while they had completed the program, were still at UofL. As they wanted to stay connected to the program, the Institute established the Third Year Ali Scholars Program. About the Third Year Ali Scholars The Third Year Ali Scholars Program is designed to provide continuing undergraduate students who have completed the two year Ali Scholars Program with opportunities to strengthen their skills and provide further service through Muhammad Ali Institute programs. The Ali Institute values the experience, perspective, and abilities the Ali Scholars bring to social justice, peace building and violence prevention work. Third Year Ali Scholars, who are in their senior year at UofL, take on greater leadership in Ali Institute initiatives and work more closely with the Ali Center than current Ali Scholars. In addition to the professional development the Third Year Scholars gain through their enhanced responsibilities and visibility, the students receive financial compensation for their work and stay connected to the Ali Scholars Program that has nurtured them. Ali Scholars Alumni Association In the Third Year Ali Scholars laid the foundation for the Ali Scholars Alumni Association. In the Alumni Association will be activated. The purpose of the Ali Scholars Alumni Association is to: Keep up-to-date information on past scholars Create a network of support for new Scholars so they have guidance each year Support work or goals of the Scholars post scholarship years
Campus and Community Programs The academic year saw a return to high quality educational programs from the Ali Institute. Under the leadership of new Program Coordinator Mikal Forbush, we hosted Peace and Justice Week and a variety of Brown Bag Lunches. The Ali Institute also collaborated on a number of events with campus organizations and departments.
Peace and Justice Week The state of the economy is improving and the recession is finally over according to economists, but the unemployment rate remains the same and even rises in some areas. Lets look at the real world implications of economic violence and discuss what, if anything, can we do. Co-sponsored by BFSA, Cultural Center, and Society of Porter Scholars Held on November 4 th and was attended by about 40 students. UofL law professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, a leading scholar in immigration and immigrant rights, discussed the local, national, and international implications of immigration law. Co-Sponsored by the Office of First Year Initiatives Book-in-Common program. Held November 5 and was attended by about 30 students, faculty, and staff Conversation Cafe: Legal Issues in Immigration Lets Talk Lunch: What is Economic Violence?
Journey of Hope (Panel discussion) Journey of Hope, an organization led by murder victim family members joined by death row family members, family members of the executed, the exonerated, and others with stories to tell. Journey of Hope was conducting a public education speaking tour and addressing alternatives to the death penalty and was co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union, Anne Braden Institute, the University of Louisville chapter of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, Pan African Studies Graduate Association, the University of Louisville chapter of Amenity International, as well as the student chapter of the NAACP. Attended by 60 students, faculty, and community members. Held on November 2 nd and was attended by about 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members. Dr. Burton and the African American Theater Arts program provided a scene from the recent production of Come Down Burning highlighting the effects of poverty and the rights of women. Then theater Arts graduate student K. O. Ewing Roush performed a one-man production of an original screenplay dealing with the educational attainment of Muslims around the world, followed by the Ali Scholars who used their talents to raised awareness about violence using the See Red Now campaign. Co-sponsored by the African American Theater Dept. Held on November 5 th and was attended by about 20 students. Social Justice Theater
This program focused on UofL students who are interested in volunteering with our immigrant and refugee community or who want to learn more about this community. Sessions included Literacy, Health, and Legal Issues. Presenters include staff from Americana, Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs, JCPS: English as Second Language Office and the Newcomer Academy. Sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership, and Service Held on November 7 th and was attended by about 100 students. How Can We Best Serve? Working With Immigration and Refugee Population Scholar-activist Mike Honey is a distinguished historian and professor at U-Washington/Tacoma with 3 award-winning books linked the civil rights and labor movements. He also lived and worked for a time in Louisville with Carl and Anne Braden and the Southern Conference Education Fund (SCEF) and discussed how that influenced his work. Held on November 10 th and was attended by about 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members. Michael Honey: From Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Freedoms Movements Unfinished Business
The Brown Bag Lunch Series, held at the Ali Institute, is meant to create discussion around local, national, and global issues. Topics vary, but all discussions are lead by an individual knowledgeable about that specific subject. While trying to keep the Brown Bags as varied and broad as possible, we ensure that they are both relevant to the audience and focused on social justice. The audience numbers range from a 10 to 20, allowing the us to completely fill the small venue. Brown Bag Lunches
Economic Violence and A Conversation with Alaina Watson Fall 2009 Alaina Watson was featured in the June 3, 2009 edition of the LEO weekly where her life story was used as an example of the new face of homelessness. Her compelling story highlighted the economic hardships that the working poor are dealing with on a daily basis. Held on October 6 th. New Roots The Muhammad Ali Institute hosted Karyn Moskowitz, founder of New Roots, an agency that works tirelessly to bring fresh produce to areas within Louisvilles food desert. Karyn was able to discuss the need for fresh food in not only these areas but the need for more of an inclusion in everyones diet. Held on November 3 rd.
Media In Activism: The Role of Media and Film in Social Justice and Peace Activism Stephon "JohnDoe" Barbour led a discussion about his experiences filming protests in conflict zones such as Palestine. Stephon also talked about the importance of looking at national media critically. Held February 23 rd. Look Beneath the Surface Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery This discussion was led by Khristina Greenwell Contrary to common assumption, human trafficking is not just a problem in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states and the discussion provided students with valuable knowledge on human trafficking going on nationally and locally. Held on March 3 rd.
Impact of Genocide: One Womans Story Yvette Ineza, a student here at the University of Louisville as well as a Rwandan refugee, discussed her personal story about the violence that she experienced during the Rwandan genocide and its impact on her and her country. Held on March 8th Gangsta Talk Gansta Talk brought a local police office who specialized and trained police cadets about both local and national gangs.The discussion explored not only how gangs operate but also the human side of gangs and gang violence. Looking at the culture of gangs attendees were able to begin to explore how changing the cultural environment that produced gangs could reverse the trend and better the community. Held on March 23rd
Environmental Justice: Individual and Collective Responsibility Dr. Ede Warner brought his unique perspective on the impact of multi-national corporations on the environment and the importance of individuals as well as groups and organizations in the struggle to improve our planet. He also provided insight on how debate could be used to further the fight for social justice. Held on April 6th
SeeRedNow Service for Social Change: A SeeRedNow Approach to Transformational Volunteerism In the Ali Institute made significant progress toward the development of the Service for Social Change Toolkit. It will be finalized in October 2010 and piloted by the Ali Scholars in collaboration with a local community based organization in the academic year. The Service for Social Change Toolkit, based on the Institutes SeeRedNow Campaign, offers an intellectual framework for understanding some of the tough issues facing communities and guides practitioners through a process of designing service projects that seek to change conditions instead of just alleviating symptoms. The toolkit incorporates critical thinking, research, planning, and project management and helps individuals and organizations do transformational community-based work. The toolkit will contain: SeeRedNow Social Change Project Planning Workbook The workbook will walk participants through planning a Service for Social Change project using the SeeRedNow Disciplineas a guide. Six Manifestations of Violence Cards Each card will feature a SeeRedNow manifestation of violence (domestic, community, economic, political, environmental, and hate violence) image on the front and the definition, list of related terms, and sources of information on the back. Critical Questions Card The Critical Questions Card will guide participants as they analyze their community issue through a social justice lens.
SeeRedNow In addition to designing all of our educational programs around the SeeRedNow framework, the Ali Institute staff conducted a number of presentations outside of the university on SeeRedNow, most notably: Louisville World Affairs Council guests of the US State Department from Syria and Russia Youth in Social Innovation Conference in Washington, DC – January 2010 Ali Scholars Peace and Justice Academy in Wa, Ghana – May 2010
Faculty Resource Group Mission The University of Louisville Muhammad Ali Institute Faculty Resource Group (FRG) facilitates, engages in, and disseminates theoretical and empirically-based teaching, research and service related to social justice, peace building and violence prevention, and Muhammad Ali themes to the University, local community, nation, and the world. The group fosters viable collaboration among its members as well as with colleagues in various academic units both within and outside of the University of Louisville. The FRG is further committed to training both current and future Ali Scholars, which equips the next generation with the necessary tools to contribute to the aforementioned themes. Vision As the academic and research arm of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville, the Ali Institute Faculty Resource Group (FRG) advances social justice, peace building and violence prevention through its empirically-based work. The FRG brings together a diverse group of scholars while taking an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to studying critical social issues and Muhammad Ali themes for the purpose of providing practical information to support social change. In addition to engaging in research activities, members of the MAI Faculty Resource Group mentor the Muhammad Ali Scholars, providing expertise in their subject areas, teaching excellence in conducting research, supporting the students community based projects, and grooming them for graduate study and professional careers. As the Ali Scholars Program expands globally, the FRG plays a critical role in promoting collaborative research by linking with their faculty colleagues in partner universities, creating a worldwide network of dynamic academicians who work for social change. The dissemination of the global faculty networks findings through publications and local, national and international gatherings provides an evidence-based understanding of the global nature of local issues, creates a platform for the sharing of resources, and highlights practical solutions to social challenges. Because of the work of the Muhammad Ali Institute Faculty Resource Group, practitioners - individuals, community based organizations, international NGOs, service providers, educational institutions, businesses, and governments - are better equipped to make decisions and design programs that move communities toward equitable access to resources and opportunities, non violent solutions to problems, cross cultural understanding, and the promotion of human dignity.
Faculty Resource Group Tasks Mentor Ali Scholars Equip Ali Scholars with tools to conduct research in their respective fields (with the potential of retention for graduate study) Ali Scholars will assist faculty in research projects as appropriate Conduct and disseminate research related to Ali Institute/Center initiatives such as: SeeRedNow Ali Core Values Create courses related to Ali Institute/Center themes As the Ali Scholars Program expands internationally, interact and collaborate with Faculty Resource Groups on partner campuses Seek opportunities to write grants relevant to Ali Institute/Center themes
Faculty Resource Group Danielle Brown PAS Jennie Burnet Anthropology Barbara Burns Psychological and Brain Sciences Nefertiti Burton Theater Kevin Chapman Psychological and Brain Sciences Thaddeus Dumas Education and Human Development Cate Fosl Womens and Gender Studies Anita Harris Anthropology Muriel Harris Public Health Riffat Hassan Professor Emeritus, World Religions Joy Hart Communications Mark Leach Counseling Psychology David Owen Philosophy Jesse Owen Counseling Psychology Tommy Parker Biology Riaan Van Zyl Social Work Rus Vandenbroucke Theater The Ali Institute was deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Thaddeus Dumas, member of our Faculty Resource Group in July 2010.
Faculty Resource Group Participation In , several members of the Faculty Resource Group participated in Ali Institute-related activities: Dr. Jennie Burnett - organized Reconciliation and Co-existence after Genocide in Rwanda a lecture co-sponsored by the Ali Institute Dr. Kevin Chapman – Ali Institute Faculty-in-Residence (see next slide), served on the Ali Centers Character Education Curriculum team Dr. Thaddeus Dumas - served on the Ali Centers Character Education Curriculum team Dr. Cate Fosl – co-taught Social Change Lecture with Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye Dr. Anita Harris – accompanied the Ali Scholars on their trip to England and Ghana and taught Diaspora, Globalization, and Culture, making it possible for the Scholars to earn academic credit for their trip Dr. Muriel Harris – accompanied the Ali Scholars on the trip to Ghana, presented at the Peace and Justice Academy and along with another School of Public Health faculty member, led students in a study on malaria in Kong, Ghana Dr. Tommy Parker – gave a public lecture related to Lectures in Social Change course
Faculty in Residence In , the Ali Institute recruited our first Faculty in Residence, Dr. Kevin Chapman of Psychological and Brain Sciences. His research interests include mental health and wellness in historically under-served families (ethnic and cultural minorities, the poor); anxiety and related disorders in historically under-served families; and violence exposure and resiliency in under- served families. Dr. Chapman is Director of the Community and Family Excellence Center at UofL. In , Dr. Chapman: played a key role in establishing the Ali Institute Faculty Resource Group served on the Ali Centers Character Education Curriculum team arranged for the Ali Institute to sponsor its first research project – Screening Aggression Violence Expression (SAVE) Project, a project of CAFÉ. The Institute provided $1250, which allowed for 50 participants, a powerful sample, to be included in the research project included the Ali Institute in a conference presentation in Maryland; it was the first research credited to the Ali Institute Dr. Chapman and 2009 CAFÉ Seniors The CAFÉ Project: Anxiety Disorders in a Community Based Sample of African American Families L. Kevin Chapman, Ph.D., Lauren Vines, B.S., Jenny Petrie, B.A., Shon Goodwin, M.S., Erica Buckner, Shelley Kakar, Maria Gurren, James K Burke, & Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye 2 University of Louisville Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice 2
Service Just Act Day As students, faculty, and staff of the University of Louisville - an urban university part of a community deeply impacted by the many forms of violence - we have a responsibility to do something to address social injustices in our community. Each year the Muhammad Ali Institute invites faculty, staff and students to participate within the larger community beyond the university walls. In 2010, our focus was on economic injustice and how to get fresh produce into food desert neighborhoods, such as Russell and Newburg. Faculty, staff and students worked with a local non-profit organization, New Roots, which makes affordable fresh produce available to low income communities. On Just Act Day, we helped to get the word out about the "Fresh Stop by canvassing the neighborhoods and talking to the residents about the program and their access to healthy food. The activities on Just Act Day were the first of many the Ali Institute plans to have with New Roots. We have chosen to work with New Roots during the academic year to help strengthen the organization. In particular the Ali Scholars and Ali Institute staff plan to pilot the Service for Social Change Toolkit with New Roots and assist with community organizing and organizational development. Prospect/ Goshen Rotary Ali Institute director, Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye was recruited by Nat Green, a major friend of the Ali Institute, to join the Prospect/Goshen Rotary Club. She serves on the International Service Committee and is working with the Rotary Club to design an international project that will fund both the Ali Center and Ali Institute. The Ali Scholars made an excellent presentation to the Rotary Club, laying the foundation for their support. RSO Advising Stacy serves as advisor to two RSOs – The African Student Union and the Muslim Student Association. Erika Stith also assists those organizations through budget support, especially for large events. Mikal Forbush serves as the advisor to the Ali Peace Builders. The Ali Peace Builders is an RSO designed to extend the work of the Ali Institute and include other students beyond the Ali Scholars. The group found new life this year through the interest of a student, Clayton Coleman, and Mikal will continue to help the group develop.
Just Act Day 2010 Ali Scholars, Ali Institute staff and UofL students worked with New Roots to promote healthy eating in Newburg and Russell neighborhoods. We canvassed the neighborhood to educate the community about the Fresh Stop starting in the area.
Relationship with Ali Center Beginning in September 2009, Ali Institute Director Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye began working on Mondays and Thursdays at the Muhammad Ali Center in an effort to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations. In addition to the major initiatives listed below, Ms. Bailey-Ndiaye has participated in numerous Ali Center activities and has worked with almost every department in the Ali Center. Muhammad Ali Challenge Proposal In cooperation with Ali Center staff, Stacy was the lead author of the Muhammad Ali Challenge proposal, a 3 year, $9million initiative designed to create a social networking platform for Muhammad Alis message and values, expand the Ali Scholars Program internationally, and establish an international peace and justice conference in Louisville. She has participated in a number of meetings with the U.S. State Department, including several with Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities. She continues to work closely with Greg Roberts, Ali Center CEO, to identify funding for the project. The successful funding of the project will have a profound impact on both the Ali Institute and the Ali Center. Character Education Curriculum Stacy serves as the project director for Creating Our Future, the 9 th Grade Character Education Curriculum project based on Muhammad Alis Six Core Values. She manages the team of UofL faculty, Jefferson County Public Schools and Ali Center staff, a consultant based in Washington, DC and young people – members of MACCS and one Ali Scholar. The curriculum is slated to be completed by September 30, As part of her duties, she communicates with and writes grant reports to the funder, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, based in Washington, DC. The curriculum will serve as the foundation of Ali Center programs in the future and will have an international audience. Through her work on the curriculum project, Stacy has brought $19,250 in resources to the Ali Institute. Stacy with Muhammad Ali and Farah Pandith.
Trip to Bangladesh In August 2009, Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye was invited to accompany of UofL faculty member, Dr. Riffat Hassan on a State Department sponsored trip to Bangladesh on an exchange entitled Religion and Society: A Dialogue. She, along with Dr. Hassan and Dr. John McLeod of History and Mary Hora, participated on panels at the University of Dhaka and the University of Chittagong exploring the strengths and challenges of interfaith work and relations between the U.S. and Muslims around the world. Stacy presented a lecture on Muhammad Ali and the Muhammad Ali Institute at Jagannath University sponsored by the Islamic History and Culture Department. The trip was extremely successful and opened the door to future collaborations with universities in Bangladesh.
Budget The Ali Institutes budget is managed by Erika Stith, Program Coordinator Senior. The vast majority of Ali Institute funds is allocated for salaries and benefits. The Institute is the process of developing a fund raising plan that will allow for the expansion and sustainability of programs.
Budget The Ali Institutes biggest programming expense in was the Ali Scholars trip to England and Ghana, followed by campus and community programming.