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    The three-time heavyweight boxing champion, philanthropist and civil activist Muhammad Ali has six core principles that he is said to live by.  Six core principles that also guide his Muhammad Ali Center, in downtown Louisville, in its mission, influence, and aspirations.  These principles are: confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect, and spirituality.  Operating under these principles, the Muhammad Ali Center has had a distinguished presence in the Louisville community for over ten years.  Initiatives such as "The Bond" film program, the "Shining a Light" international photo contest, and the "Athletes and Social Change" forum exemplify how the Muhammad Ali Center strives to encourage people of any age to "enrich their lives on their personal journeys to greatness." 

    Also among these programs is the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series.  This is a series that invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice to share their personal stories and reflections with the Louisville community.  The Daughters of Greatness series features local and international icons, and on February 19th, Louisville's own Sadiqa Reynolds will be welcomed as a speaker.

    Sadiqa Reynolds is the President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, an organization which details in their mission statement to "assist African-Americans, other minority groups and the disadvantaged attain social and economic equality and stability through direct services and advocacy."  Since the League's inception in 1921, Reynolds is the first woman to hold the title of President and CEO.  Even before being granted this prestigious position, she has been an active and influential person within the Louisville community.  

    Previously, Reynolds has served as a district court judge in Jefferson County, the Inspector General for the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services, and, most recently, as the Chief of Community Building for Mayor Greg Fischer.  Daniel Hall, chairman of Louisville Urban League's board of directors, described Reynolds as a woman who is "equally comfortable with corporate leaders as with community residents, and is passionate about our community and the mission of the Urban League."  Reynolds confirmed this passion for service through her work when she spoke with Louisville Magazine in its January 2016 issue.

    "I work to alleviate the struggles of the most disadvantaged people in this country," she told Louisville Magazine, and she has seemingly dedicated her professional life to this goal through all the influential positions she has held - including the one she now holds.

    All are welcome to soak in the stories, reflections, and advice of Sadiqa Reynolds on Friday, February 19th at the Muhammad Ali Center.  On this morning, beginning at 8:30 A.M., enjoy a continental breakfast, and listen to this inspiring woman who truly embodies Muhammad Ali's six core principles through her own passion and dedication to public service.

    This is a ticketed event.  For members of the Ali Center cost of admission will be $20; for non-members, $25; and for students, $15.  To receive more information and to make reservations visit the Muhammad Ali Center's website.


    Image: Reynolds speaks at the University of Louisville's 2015 Women's Empowerment Luncheon.

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