Ali Center/Made by Dyslexia partner to Empower Dyslexic Thinking

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Ali Center to partner with Made by Dyslexia for event to Empower Dyslexic Thinking across Kentucky

Inspired by Muhammad Ali’s Dyslexic thinking, the global organization brings awareness and empowerment to all

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 14, 2024) –Global charity, Made By Dyslexia, and the Muhammad Ali Center, invite you to Empowering Dyslexic Thinking in Kentucky, which will ignite powerful change in the state that was home to the Greatest Dyslexic Thinker Of All Time, Muhammad Ali.

The Ali Center and Made by Dyslexia understand that Dyslexic Thinking is valuable and vital. As AI is adopted across workplaces, research is telling us that the future will depend on Dyslexic Thinking skills, including connecting, communicating, and change-making – which Muhammad used to change the world.

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali

On March 21, at the Ali Center, passionate policy makers, powerful changemakers, global brands and world-leading educators will come together to empower Dyslexic Thinking through the power of collective action. As Kentucky aims to become the first state in the United States of America to empower Dyslexic Thinking in every home, every workplace, and every school.

The event is supported by the Governor of Kentucky, the Mayor of Louisville, and has the full support of Greater Louisville Inc. They are inviting their network of businesses state-wide, with representatives from the world’s biggest recruiter, Randstad Enterprise, plus Yum! Brands, Humana, and Brown-Forman. The event will be attended by Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman, Lonnie Ali, Made by Dyslexia CEO Kate Griggs, Louisville Deputy Mayor Barbara Sexton-Smith, and many more changemakers.

This is the first in a global series of Empowering Dyslexic Thinking events to work with partners across the world and create collective action. The event will give media the opportunity to hear from:

  • Marilyn Jackson – Ali Center, President & CEO
  • Lonnie Ali – wife of Muhammad Ali, co-founder of Ali Center
  • Kate Griggs – CEO and Founder of Made By Dyslexia
  • Barbara Sexton-Smith – Deputy Mayor of Louisville
  • Jacqueline Coleman – Lt. Governor of Kentucky
  • Learn Dyslexia – Education Panel
  • Josh Clark – Chair of International Dyslexia Association – Moderator
  • Micki Ray – Kentucky Department of Education
  • Tina Bojanowski – Kentucky State Representative
  • Dr. Kayla Steltenkamp – Assistant Professor, Thomas More University, Kentucky
  • Matt Higgs – Vice President Global Solutions, Randstad Sourceright
  • Sarah Davasher-Wisdom – President & CEO at Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Jennifer Medley – Global ERG Manager for Brown Forman


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About the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to justice for all, following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali. Their mission is to mobilize Muhammad Ali’s legacy to foster respect, inspire generations of changemakers, and advance social justice.

In its 17-year history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center. Over the past decade, the Center has developed impactful programming serving children and adults, reaching people of all cultures, nationalities, ages, and geographic areas. Inspiration is Ali’s gift, and his six core principles mark his true legacy—a legacy that has the power to live on, beyond the man, and beyond the walls of the Center.

About Made By Dyslexia

Made By Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful dyslexics. We are the world’s largest community of dyslexic people and their allies. Our mission is to teach the world to understand the brilliance and value of Dyslexic Thinking, and to empower it in every home, every workplace, and every school. We’re aligned with the UN Sustainable Goals, so we aim to achieve this by 2030.

Made By Dyslexia’s bold campaigns, game-changing partnerships, and impactful resources are redefining dyslexia, informing, teaching, and inspiring a global movement for change. In 2022, our work with Virgin saw Dyslexic Thinking added as a skill on LinkedIn. And our DyslexAI campaign in 2023 showed that Dyslexic Thinking is the perfect and vital co-pilot to AI in this new world of work.

The charity’s free training, made in partnership with Microsoft and LinkedIn and featuring world leading experts, is empowering Dyslexic Thinking in homes, schools, and workplaces across the globe.

Now’s the time to use our collective power to create Collective Action. To share this knowledge around the world and drive change. Our Dyslexic Thinking Gathering will showcase and ignite Collective Action.

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