Remember Them: Champions For Humanity

The Remember Them: Champions for Humanity is a monument designed by Mario Chiodo to symbolize the work of individuals that have made contributions toward global peace, freedom, and human rights over the past 150 years. The monument was unveiled on May 31, 2013 in Oakland, California at the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park. Remember Them is designed in four sections that are cast in 60,000 pounds of bronze and stands 31 feet high and 52 feet long. Throughout the sculpture are depictions of 25 culturally diverse humanitarians, and 14 local champions. Remember Them: Champions for Humanity include depictions of Harvey Milk, Coretta Scott King, Ruby Bridges, and Maya Angelou. Additionally, a New York City FireFighter was added to the installation as a symbol of courage after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. The monument is the first time that international champions are depicted together in a single monument.