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Remember Them



The mission of Remember Them is to inspire the public to deepen their personal commitment to humanitarian values and actions in their own lives and communities. The Remember Them educational monument and curricular materials will inform young people about the global struggle for human rights, peace, freedom and equality; encourage students to explore the relevance of these struggles to their own lives and to see the common threads of all humanity; and help students to discover opportunities for personal inspiration, action and leadership in their own communities.

Remember Them is a non-profit initiative of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Led by Chamber President and CEO Barbara Leslie, the Foundation is committed to raising $7 million in private funds to give this great gift to the City of Oakland and the world.

A special thanks to Kaiser Permanente for their generous and enabling lead gift than allows the Remember Them project to move forward. Please visit our Donors page for a complete list of donors.

To inquire about making a gift, please call (510) 874-4800 to speak with Joseph Haraburda, CEO and President of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.


Key Project Partners
(partial list)

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary International #3
  • Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums
  • 100 Black Men of the Bay Area
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 9th Congressional District, CA
  • Former Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown
  • Oakland Unified School District

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