Celebrating Greatness and honoring those who carry on Muhammad Ali’s work towards a more just and compassionate world.
|This year’s Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards celebrated changemakers who are carrying on Muhammad Ali’s humanitarian legacy. Awardees came from all over the globe to receive the honor and to showcase their just and compassionate work in building a better world for all.|
Lava Records Co-Founder and CEO Jason Flom, who is responsible for launching the careers of Katy Perry, Lorde, and Greta Van Fleet, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work combating imprisonment injustices through the Innocence Project and his podcast, Wrongful Conviction. In his acceptance speech, Jason said the award was “easily the greatest honor of [his] career” and implored the audience to “open your eyes and ears, and the heart will follow.”
Lonnie Ali presented Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND Snacks, with the Center’s first ever Civility and Compassion Award for his decades of work to overcome hate seeded by extreme cultural and political division, most recently as a founder of Starts with Us. Lonnie urged guests to “see every day as the opportunity to be kinder.”
With a rousing speech in front of a captivated crowd, Andrew Brennen became the first Kentuckian to receive a Core Principle award. Andrew co-founded Kentucky Student Voice, which engages young people as research, storytelling, and policy partners to uncover the impacts of today’s most pressing issues, including race and belonging, school safety, and the COVID-19 Pandemic, and to create more just, democratic Kentucky schools. He ended his speech by thanking the Ali Center for “placing a spotlight on the role young people play in changing the world.”
Learn more about all our featured awardees here.