Oakland debuts “Champions of Humanity” statue, featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

Next week, the city of Oakland, California, will officially dedicate a massive bronze statue called “Remember Them: Champions for Humanity.” Created by sculptor Mario Chiodo, it features 25 humanitarians from around the world; along with Thich Nhat Hanh, other honorees include Abraham Lincoln, Harvey Milk, Maya Angelou, and Mahatma Gandhi.

Click here to see a detail of Thich Nhat Hanh’s depiction, and click here to see a full list of honorees. You can also visit the Remember Them Facebook page to see photos of the monument throughout its construction. The dedication is happening on Friday, May 31, at 3 p.m., at the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park in Oakland.

For more on Thich Nhat Hanh, visit our Spotlight page of his teachings.