Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHS), a nonprofit that facilitated the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project, honored the life of Antonio Ramos today. Ramos was a 27-year-old Emeryville resident who was tragically killed one year ago while working on an underpass mural. A mural series whose ambition is to help resolve issues like violence that continue to plague areas of West Oakland and Emeryville.
The outpouring of support from the community after the tragedy was extremely comforting and nearly $40,000 was raised for Ramos’ family through a crowdfunding campaign.
20-year-old Marquise Holloway of Oakland old has since been charged in his death.
AHS honored Antonio today with a ceremony and released the following statement via their newsletter and website:
One year ago today, the life of our beloved artist Antonio Ramos was taken away. Antonio was a creative and loving artist, passionate about using art to heal our community from the very same violence that claimed his life while working on the West Street Mural, the third in a growing series from our #OaklandSuperHeroes Mural Project.
Today our team gathered in front of the West Street Mural to have a moment of silence and recognition of the beautiful energy and gifts he shared with our community. The West Street Mural, which helps us remember Antonio’s life, continues to fill our community with love, light, peace and hope that the senseless murders in our city, nation and world will someday come to an end.
We ask you to please join us in remembering Antonio as a beautiful and talented being, by lighting a candle and sending loving energy to his family, friends and community.
We Miss You Antonio!
Rest In Peace
Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc.
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