January 22, 2023 marks the first day of the Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is proud to bring back the public art project, Rabbit on Parade, to its list of festivities this Lunar New Year.
Rabbit statues will be publicly displayed around San Francisco from Saturday, January 7 to Sunday, February 5, to help ring in the new year.
The Rabbit statues spotlight local artists as well as reflect upon the culture, people, and traditions surrounding Chinese New Year. Thank you to our sponsors, Alaska Airlines, Golden State Warriors, ICBC, Lucky California and Sky River Casino for making this project come to life!
Click on the image below to learn more about the Rabbits, the artists, and the inspiration behind each design.
Be sure to check out all the Rabbits and enter into our photo contest. More details here.
Auction to Benefit Local Community Non-Profits
After the display period, each statue will be auctioned off with net proceeds benefiting our local community non-profits. This year’s organizations have done outstanding work to uplift our community and help us thrive. Learn more about each organization below.
Gum Moon Women’s Residence and Resource Center, also known as Gum Moon Women’s Residence, provides safe, affordable housing for single women in socioeconomic and geographic transition. Many of our residents are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. When they enroll in Gum Moon’s transitional housing program, they may stay for up to two years while they rebuild their lives. During this period, they receive a variety of culturally and linguistically appropriate support services, such as counseling and case management. They also participate in ESL classes, employment training programs, and other educational workshops. When they are ready for permanent housing, we can help them to find housing that is suitable for them.
Gum Moon also has three family resource centers: Asian Women’s Resource Center in Chinatown, and two Asian Family Support Centers in Richmond and Sunset/OMI. The family resource centers were established to serve families with children ages 0-17 in those neighborhoods and the surrounding areas through the following programs and services: parent-child interactive groups, curriculum-based parenting education, parenting workshops and support groups, parent leadership, counseling, family advocacy, family/community events, after-school tutorial programs, summer school, children’s art classes, piano classes, basic needs assistance, and information/referral.
Together, Gum Moon and the family resource centers serve more than 5,000 women and families each year.
The mission of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation is to promote social and economic justice for Filipinos in the United States by preserving our history, advocating for equal access, and advancing our arts and culture. Manilatown’s core program is to honor the legacies of San Francisco’s historic Manilatown neighborhood and the 1977 International Hotel Eviction by maintaining the International Hotel Manilatown Center as both a memorial to these legacies and as a community gathering space for artistic, cultural and educational presentations relevant to today’s community. Since 2005 our Center has presented numerous community-based exhibits, performances and educational symposiums relevant to the Filipino-American, Asian-American, Affordable Housing and Tenants Rights communities. Our gallery, which is open to the general public as a free community-based museum, includes permanent exhibits and original artifacts related to the International Hotel anti-eviction history as well as rotating visual art exhibitions relevant to today’s community.
RAMS, Inc. is a non-profit mental health organization that is committed to advocating for and providing community-based, culturally competent, and consumer-guided comprehensive services. Founded in San Francisco’s Richmond District in 1974, RAMS offers comprehensive services that aim to meet the behavioral health, social, vocational, and educational needs of the diverse community of the San Francisco Area with expertise in serving the Asian & Pacific Islander American and Russian-speaking populations.
Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of mental health within the Chinese community through education, support, and advocacy to service the Chinese families and individuals affected by mental illness, and to help them develop meaningful and productive lives.
Find All Rabbit Statues
Want to plan your route to visit all five of our Rabbits? View all of the locations at once in Google Maps here!
Rabbit on Parade Map
Click on a Rabbit on the map to reveal more details about its location.
1. Bravery Rabbit
2. Maanmaansik Rabbit
3. Prosperity Rabbit
4. Auspicious Waters Rabbit
5. Peace to Home Rabbit
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