Champions For Humanity

Mother Wright

Mother Wright

1921 – 2009

Though she had very little material wealth, Mother Wright used what she had to feed Oakland’s impoverished and homeless populations for nearly 30 years. U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee called Mother Wright “Oakland’s Mother Teresa – a humanitarian who was an advocate for the poor and homeless.” Like Mother Teresa, Mother Wright felt that serving the hungry and homeless was her spiritual calling; her life’s mission. She founded The Mary Ann Wright Foundation, which still serves 450 people each day.

About the Monument

The Remember Them Monument is installed in Henry J. Kaiser Park, near 19 th Ave and Telegraph Ave in
Oakland, CA. The bronze monument was cast at Mussi Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, CA. Mario Chiodo
donated his design and sculpturing hours. The Oakland Chamber of Commerce Foundation was the
fiscal sponsor.

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