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Virtual Event

Virtual Panel Discussion | Ali and King: Champions of Civic Justice

Monday, January 17

Illinois is the first state to pass legislation making Muhammad Ali’s birthday—January 17—a commemorative holiday every year! This year is the first observance of Muhammad Ali Day, which in 2022 is shared with MLK Day. The commemoration of two exciting American champions of civic justice on the same day provides us with an historic moment to honor them—and better understand their hope, courage, and conviction toward a better America for all.

Presented by the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, join us on Zoom for a Deliberate Dialogue on Ali’s and King’s models of courage and conviction during extreme challenges.

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. will open the program with remarks, and the discussion will be moderated by Dr. Aisha El-Amin, associate vice chancellor for equity and belonging at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Panelists include:

Followed by remarks by Coalition president Dr. Dilara Sayeed, Coalition director of advocacy & policy Maaria Mozaffar, and empowering guests. We hope you’ll join us!

Free; registration required. Questions? Email [email protected]

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The Details



17 th

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories