Local artists, politicians, and students at Westlake Middle School came together underneath the overpass of Interstate 580 on Wednesday for the unveiling of the second mural in the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project.
The project is part of a community development effort by Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. (AHC), an Oakland non-profit that works to revitalize some of the city’s blighted areas.
“These murals represent the hopes, dreams, and visions of students living in our community today and whose families have lived here for generations,” said AHC’s Art Director David Burke. “At a time when the city is going through rapid change and redevelopment, it’s so important that these stories get told now.”
The mural is the second in a series of six planned street murals around Oakland.