The Inspire Luncheon has been a leading forum for hearing messages of empowerment for women and overcoming obstacles related to gender and race for 26 years. Guests are leaders in our community of corporations, government, human service and philanthropy. Be part of the movement, join us!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave
Portland OR 97205

Registration and social hour begin at 11am.
Lunch and Program begin at 12pm.


Affectionately known as May May, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest child of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s nine children. As a little girl, her father asked her what she thought her purpose in life was and she replied, “I want to help people.” Maryum’s efforts to help people have manifested in a myriad of ways throughout her life.

She performed as a stand-up comedian for 12 years in venues across the country filling rooms with humor and insightful observations of social justice issues. in 1992, May May’s rap album, “The Introduction,” was released, she viewed music as a way to inspire youth to strive for their dreams despite challenges and hardships. But when the rap industry began focusing on music filled with violence and female exploitation, Maryum decided to find a more direct way of helping young people.

For the past 15 years Maryum has worked with youth and families focusing on gang prevention and youth development.

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