A Letter from
INTRODUCING THE AMBASSADOR FOR UNITY BRACELET
This UNITY Bracelet is the creative inspiration of Kadiatou Diallo, Amadou Diallo’s mother.
Woven out of silver, bronze and copper, the intertwined metals are intended to symbolize the world’s various people coming together in the name of racial healing and cross-cultural understanding.
These principals were paramount in Amadou’s heart and his vision for humanity. By wearing this bracelet, you are supporting the mission of the Amadou Diallo Foundation, honoring the legacy of Amadou, and being an ambassador for UNITY.
Crafted by “les bijoutiers” or jewelers of the Mandé people in West Africa, its unique design, yet classic appearance makes it suitable to be worn by both men and women. Made in the Diallo family’s native country of Guinea, it also supports a local economy and jewelry-making tradition practiced by the local artisans for hundreds of years.
It is said that metals such as copper have medicinal, healing properties when worn on the body.
We hope that The Ambassador for UNITY Bracelet’s healing properties extend further, to the heart of humanity, and remind us of our common ground and connection.
The Amadou Diallo Foundation Board of Directors
A Gift For You A Gift For Us A Gift For Humanity
Contributions of $150 or more will receive an Ambassador for UNITY Bracelet
To mail a donation, please make check payable to The Amadou Diallo Foundation and send to:
The Amadou Diallo Foundation
The Amadou Diallo Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
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.”
That was the last phone call I had with my son.
Four days later, February 4th, 1999, my world as I knew it was forever changed, and so was my role as a mother. I was thrust into a new role, one that I could have never imagined, but am fully committed to – ensuring the legacy of my son and speaking out against the injustices that resulted in his death.
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.
Amadou will always have my prayers, as he requested. And part of that prayer now is to support other eager students in realizing their academic dreams. While Amadou’s dreams may never be realized, through this scholarship program, and with your generous support, others will be.
With profound gratitude,
Celebrating our Scholars
The Amadou Diallo Foundation is a non profit charitable organization. All donations are 501(c)3 Tax Deductible.
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