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On April 22, 2016, at 3 PM, a ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the Light on 2121 Harrison St. in Oakland to honor all children died of violence under the age of 18. Following the ceremony, a dedication of the Children’s Memorial Statue will take place at nearby Garden Center by Lake Merritt. The statue is a sculpture of three children, Jenny Lin (age 14), Warren Hoffman (age 3), and Christopher Jones (age 17). They represent all children who died by violence under the age of 18.
The statue was dedicated to all children who die from maltreatment and violence each year signaling our determination to end this needless loss.
Lucia Zhang, a tenth grade student from Mission San Jose High School, wrote an article about her experience in the 2015 Jenny Lin Music Program. To read her article, click here.
The fabulous 2015 Jenny Lin Summer Youth Concert was held on July 31 at Chabot College Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center in Hayward, CA. More than 300 young musicians from all over the East Bay performed in front of a packed audience, hosted by ABC7 anchor, Ms. Cheryl Jennings, and conducted by Mr. Greg Conway, Mr. Cary Nasatir and Ms. Diana Ryan. In case you missed the live concert, you can watch the entire concert video in the following link:
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It’s been 21 years since Jenny Lin was murdered. To this date, there has been no arrest or conviction of Jenny’s killer. On Friday, May 22, 2015, there will be a memorial service and a candlelight walk at the Castro Valley Library starting at 6:15 PM. This event will serve as a reminder to the community that Jenny’s murder is still unsolved, and that child crime prevention must continue to be forefront in people’s mind. Anyone is welcome to join us in this special occasion.
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM to 7:50 PM Ceremony
7:50 PM to 8:15 PM Candlelight Walk
The 2015 Jenny Lin Summer Music Camp is open for enrollment. This is a free 6-week music camp in the summer of 2015. Click here for enrollment details.
Mrs. Mei-lian Lin of the Jenny Lin Foundation announced the recipient of the Most Promising Young Musician Scholarship Award on December 16 during the winter concert at the Center for the Art in Castro Valley. Austin Coffelt, a sixth grade Canyon Middle School student, won the award for his willingness and impressive progress in learning a new instrument – string bass. Congratulations, Austin!
In case you missed the special news report by KTSF TV-26 on 11/19/2014 about Jenny’s case, here’s the link: