There will be two sessions; each will offer similar programming.   Morning Session  :  Louisville TKO Boxing Gym, 104 E Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40203 Doors open at 8am, program starts at 8:30am   Evening Session  :  Louisville Urban League, 1535 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203 Doors open at 530pm, program starts at 6pm

There will be two sessions; each will offer similar programming.

Morning Session: Louisville TKO Boxing Gym, 104 E Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40203
Doors open at 8am, program starts at 8:30am

Evening Session: Louisville Urban League, 1535 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203
Doors open at 530pm, program starts at 6pm

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammad Ali

Join us on June 7 for a free community gathering that will highlight creative approaches for improving health and wellbeing. The event will focus on mind-body health and will feature community members who will share their AHA! moment – what inspired them to make a change to improve their mind-body health. An interactive demonstration that uses athletic movements as the raw material for creating dance also will be part of the session.

Speakers:

  • Carlos Rivas, ProFormance Health and Wellness

  • Herb Henry, former University of Louisville Football player

  • Montre Davis, Linkin’ Bridge

  • Compassionate Schools Project (speaker TBD)

Interactive demonstration:

  • David Thurmond, Dance with Your Team in Mind

 
 
 
 Preliminary planning session winter 2017 at IDEAS xLab.

Preliminary planning session winter 2017 at IDEAS xLab.

What is the Year of Arts, HeALIng, and Action!?

Led by IDEAS xLab, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Health Advisory Board and a cross-sector group of partners in Louisville, the Year of Arts, HeALIng, and Action! (AHA!) will host quarterly AHA! Moments, events that will: 

  • Provide opportunities for co-creation, customer discovery and launching the GUIDE TO GREATNESS, an art + health neighborhood toolkit being developed by IDEAS xLab in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center, with support from the Humana Foundation and Fund for the Arts,
  • Operationalize the Six Core Principles of Muhammad Ali: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality,
  • Spotlight individuals and organizations taking creative approaches to improving health and wellbeing,
  • Culminate during the International Month of Art + Health in November with a Design Jam – where Louisville's creative and innovation economies will come together to create a social impact initiative to measurably improve health (social, environmental, economic, mind/body) and decrease social isolation.

Mark your calendars for AHA! Moments on JUNE 7 and focused on mind/body health!


Our inaugural AHA! Moments event was held April 13 and featured lightning talks at the intersection of creativity + health, spoken word performances, a visual installation, and more... Photos below! 

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AHA! Quarterly Focus:

Q1: Social Health

Q2: Mind/Body Health

Q3: Environmental Health

Q4: Economic Health

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AHA! was designed to engage corporate leaders, organizations, and communities to think expansively about how arts and culture can positively impact our health, and to build grassroots to grasstops relationships to foster greater trust between Louisvillians.
— Josh Miller, Co-Founder and COO of IDEAS xLab.

 
 Mind/Body Workgroup during planning meeting at the Muhammad Ali Center. 

Mind/Body Workgroup during planning meeting at the Muhammad Ali Center. 

Participating Organizations include:

  • Louisville Sports Commission / Louisville Active

  • Louisville Urban League
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Manhattan on Broadway
  • Churchill Downs
  • University of Louisville
  • Louisville Metro
  • Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Pete Foundation
  • Fund for the Arts
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Health Enterprise Network
  • Louisville Visual Art Association
  • Passport Health
 

Health equity is one of the most important issues that our city faces. Living a healthy lifestyle was an integral part to Muhammad Ali’s success. The Ali Center is honored to be a partner in the AHA! Initiative so that our community can be inspired by his legacy and learn that a healthy lifestyle is a multifaceted journey.
— - Donald Lassere, President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.

 
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Support for the GUIDE TO GREATNESS - an art + health neighborhood toolkit being developed by IDEAS xLab in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center - provided by the Humana Foundation and Fund for the Arts.

 

About IDEAS xLab: 

IDEAS xLab activates HOPE as a measurable, actionable, cultural innovation strategy for population health improvement - guided by the unifying philosophy that CULTURE SHAPES HEALTH. In delivering specialized in-depth, cultural insights on life constraints and goals, and providing coaching for effectively managing culture-fit as a core component of all population health strategies, IDEAS xLab helps communities, companies and governments become trusted partners in the co-creation of a better life for all. For more information, please visit www.ideasxlab.com/ 


About Muhammad Ali Center: 

The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the Six Core Principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org


More about the Louisville Health Advisory Board:

Launched in 2015 by Humana, Inc, the Louisville Health Advisory Board (LHAB) is comprised of more than 70 members including businesses, government, schools, civic and nonprofit organizations.  

LHAB's mission is to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of Louisville, with the goal of increasing the number of Healthy Days – your quality of life – 20 percent by 2020 and beyond.

Having more Healthy Days means things like spending quality time with family, exploring the outdoors, working jobs that challenge and fulfill us and opportunities to learn new skills. Click here to learn more.