About 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. By calling on all stakeholders in our society - policy makers, law enforcement, community activists, parents, youth, Academia - we firmly believe with conscious, compassionate conversation and effective communication, we can find common ground and enact change.


Board of Directors

Kadiatou Diallo
Kadiatou Diallo - President & Founder

Kadiatou Diallo is an author, social activist and an ardent public speaker. First and foremost, she is a mother. It was her role as mother that captivated the heart of America and thrust her into the social justice spotlight when her 23-year-old son Amadou Diallo was shot 41 times by four New York City Police officers while standing in the vestibule of his Bronx apartment building, February 4th, 1999...

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David Dinkins
David Dinkins - Former Board Chair

David N. Dinkins is Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), serves on its Advisory Board, and hosts its Annual Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum.  In 2003, the David N. Dinkins Professorship Chair in the Practice of Urban & Public Affairs was established at Columbia University...

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Mouhammed Djalo - Secretary


Laura Brown - Board Member


Graham Weatherspoon
Graham Weatherspoon - Board Member

Graham Weatherspoon is retired from the N.Y.P.D. and also served with the N.Y.C. Transit Police Department Detective Bureau’s Major Case Unit. As an investigator, Graham was certified by N.Y.P.D., New York State Police and the F.B.I in the areas of homicide, sex crimes, robberies, forgery, fingerprint classification, and latent prints.

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Ruth Kamona - Board Member