“Remember Them: Champions for Humanity,” Sculpture by Mario Chiodo

On Friday, May 31, Oakland native, artist and businessman Mario Chiodo, in partnership with the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the completion of the historic monument with larger than life depictions of 25 civil rights activists including Rosa Parks, Mahatma Ghandi, and Cesar Chavez.

“Remember Them: Champions for Humanity” is a 52-foot long by 25-foot high bronze monument inspired by the tragic events of 9/11. Chiodo conceived the monument to highlight the connectedness of the human experience through loss and our struggles for equality and justice.

A dedication ceremony will be held on May 31 beginning at 3pm at the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park, 19th and Rashida Muhammed Streets, in Oakland.

For more information, visit www.remember-them.org.

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