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.
The statue project was a result of a relentless effort by Ms. Gail Steele, retired Alameda County Supervisor, and a group of victims’ parents, including John and Mei-lian Lin.