We the People; Mom I'm Going to College
2nd Annual Benefit Dinner
Saturday, February 4, 2017
The event of 2017 you don't want to miss!
The 2nd Annual Scholarship Dinner on February 4, 2017 focuses on humanity and sends a clear message, we are all responsible for equality and racial healing.
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In Memory of Amadou Diallo
September 2, 1975 - February 4, 1999
In September 1996, Amadou departed for America seeking the opportunity to attend college. He left behind a handwritten note for his mother that had only two lines, "The solution is U.S.A. Don't leave my brothers and sister here." He believed in the opportunity America promised. Amadou loved the singer Bruce Springsteen, saying he represented the dreams of ordinary people. Amadou would play "Born in the USA" over and over. In a sad twist of fate, it would later be Bruce Springsteen who would write a song about Amadou's death, "American Skin (41 shots)."
The Amadou Diallo Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to promote racial healing through activities including programs in schools, that seek to diminish prejudice and racial conflicts and enhance police-community relations. It is our vision to host and facilitate a necessary, national dialogue on race and police community relations via panel discussions, workshops, seminars and other educational events.
A Mother's Message
I was thrilled to hear the excitement in my son's voice when he called me January 31, 1999 from New York City. "I'm so happy right now, Mom! I am going to do it." "Do what?" I asked from my home in Guinea. "Enroll in College," he enthusiastically replied. I asked him if he needed my help, and he said, "No, I only need your prayers."
The Amadou Diallo Foundation Scholarship Program was established in honor of Amadou's academic dreams. In the spirit of Amadou, the foundation has, thus far, proudly given away 27 scholarships.
February 4, 2017
The Amadou Diallo Foundation will hold it's 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner on February 4, 2017 at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem, NY. This is the event you won't want to miss in 2017!
Contribute to the foundation and help a student embrace Amadou's humanitarian sprit and the academic dreams he held for his life. The Amadou Diallo Foundation is a non profit charitable organization. All donations are 501c3 Tax Deductible.