Yik Oi Huang
Yik Oi means ABUNDANT LOVE. Before you read further, we invite you to invoke this energy in your heart. Feel the settling back of your body. Bring the ever present peace and stillness into your spirit. We also remind you of the powerful matriarch and empress that was Yik Oi Huang. She is survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
There is deep pain that needs witnessing and many hearts that need mending. When a 17 year old young man takes the life of an 88 year old elderly woman, there is something very wrong. What conditions happened to him? This platform is not only to remember Grandma Huang, but to bring ripples of healing to Visitacion Valley (VV) with events and the "Yik Oi Huang Peace and Friendship Park" renaming initiative (SIGN PETITION). It is our mission vision to break the cycle of violence by becoming a trauma-informed neighborhood through this park. Please share your abundant love by DONATING to our work in support of the beautification process and programmatic implementation.
Together, we will create a joyous, inclusive, safe, equitable space for generations to thrive in this diverse and beloved community. This park will be like a kintsugi. "Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold. Kintsugi reminds us that something can break and yet still be beautiful, and that, once repaired, it is stronger at the broken places. This is an incredible metaphor for healing and recovery from adversity.” - Emma Johnson
(Visitacion Valley racial profile: Asian, Hispanic, Black, White, Pacific Islander).
May 4th, 2024 - Name Unveiling Ceremony of Yik Oi Huang Peace and Friendship Park
SAVE THE DATE! It will be a family-friendly community event similar to the Move the Chi events we have held before.
Move the Chi - Healing after Violence
Healing Through Solidarity
Petition to Rename Park
Sign Petition to Rename Visitacion Valley Park to "Yik Oi Huang Peace and Friendship Park."
What is the Significance of "Yik Oi Huang" in the renaming of Visitacion Valley Park?
Visitacion Valley as a working class community has always been a gateway for those migrating and immigrating to San Francisco. Over a hundred years ago Visitacion Valley was heavily populated with immigrants from Europe, especially from Italy and Ireland. During the post-World War II era, Black migrant workers moved here from the segregated southern United States; and during the recent decades immigrants from Asia and the Pacific Islands have settled here.
Grandmother Huang is representative of Visitacion Valley's history and its people. Grandmother Huang was not only a beloved grandmother, but also an immigrant, worker, woman, person of color, and actively involved in serving her community. Interestingly, Yik Oi means Abundant Love!
Thank you, for stopping by. As we remember Grandma Huang, we pray for Peace in the South East corner of SF and in our Visitacion Valley Community.
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Location: Visitacion Valley Playground Field
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wear & Mask & Please Stay 6 ft apartment. Hand Sanitizer will be provided.
If it rains, event will go virtual: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89971498145
Monday, November 9th, 2020
12:30 pm - 2 pm
Petitioned outside of Bank of America on Leland and Bayshore
Deep gratitude and appreciation for the Communities As One team for their loving and unconditional support.
Ronald Colthirst, Commissioner Marlene Tran, Jeni Webber, Delanie Keating, Nina Banday, Kellie McCord, Josephine Zhao, Russel Morine, Anne Seeman, Neo Ve’ave’a, Opal Bolsega, Rex Tabora, Jack Siu!