Our goal with the Oakland Super Heroes Mural (OSH) project is to cultivate, educate and engage youth in community issues and solutions through the power of public art.
As part of the planning process, AHC surveyed residents of the Hoover Corridor Neighborhood where the murals will be immediately located. Community members were asked to describe positive & negative aspects of the neighborhood as well, as their hopes and dreams for the community and future public art pieces. Responses determine the content of the murals. AHC will be hiring mainly Oakland based artists to paint the murals, as the whole process will promote and exemplify community collaboration from beginning to end.
Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project (OSH) is a crucial community development effort by Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC) in Oakland that will engage 105 youth to be change-agents in their community. This project aims to resolve issues that plague our city, create over 30 jobs, enhance our neighborhoods and reduce blight. AHC is proud to share the progress of the first of six large scale mural beautification and revitalization public art project in West Oakland/Emeryville.
The Story and Heroes/Sheroes Imagined and Created by McClymonds High School Students
Ja'Khi and Josiah
Josiah – He is the messenger of fate. He works together with Ja’Khi changing the lives of people. He is a McClymonds High alumnus who uses his success to help people take control of their lives. He carries a suitcase that symbolizes his success and holds opportunities that could make others successful. He gives people the chance to be great using the lessons they’ve learned from Ja’khi. He has a watch like Ja’Khi’s that shows the ones who need his help and gives him the time to do so. In his hand he holds books. These books teach and help people learn to be more caring, open minded and aware. His books can teach various valuable life lessons. Josiah and Ja’Khi work toward influencing others to be more aware and active with the problems in our communities.
Ja’Khi – She is the princess of knowledge. She influences the people in her life to achieve the impossible. She’s a student at McClymonds High School and from her experiences she aspires to change others. Ja’Khi wears a shawl on her back that shows all the lives she positively impacted. Her Shawl helps her draw strength from the sun in order to change people’s lives. She wears a ring that persuades those around her to trust and not be so negative. Her gold tooth speaks golden words that touch the heart of those in need. Her wrist watch doubles as a time holder and a mirror. It shows the ones who may need her help and give her time to possibly change the person’s life. Ja’Khi, a West Oakland native works with Josiah in hopes of positively impacting the people of Oakland.
Ja’Khi and Josiah both work together with DJ Justice –a DJ that spins records and hosts block parties in West Oakland where he plays uplifting music as a way to unite all people and ignite fires of change.
In Memory of Antonio Ramos
The Board of Directors and Staff of AHC wish to express our gratitude for your love and support for the loss of Antonio Ramos and the emotional trauma surrounding the tragic event. Slowly, it is beginning to subside, and with your support we will move forward with AHC's vision to complete the remaining murals. Please click on here to be redirected to the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project page, where you can donate to the cause.