Mayor David N. Dinkins

Former Mayor of New York City

David Dinkins

A lifelong advocate for gender and racial equality, David Dinkins was the 106th Mayor of New York City. He is known for his innovative approach to criminal justice, focusing on reducing crime and creating opportunities for children. He now serves as a professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.