Rapper Lupe Fiasco puts voice behind anti-violence group Project Orange Tree

Rapper Lupe Fiasco puts voice behind anti-violence group Project Orange Tree
Rapper Lupe Fiasco puts voice behind anti-violence group Project Orange Tree

Rapper Lupe Fiasco puts voice behind anti-violence group Project Orange Tree

The seed for Project Orange Tree was planted at a recent community forum organized by the Lupe Fiasco Foundation, wherein young people spoke with each other about violence in Chicago. The forum spawned an awareness campaign, led by teens. Organizers, like Lindholm Math & Science Academy senior Chelsea James, chose the color orange because just as hunters wear the color to warn other hunters not to shoot, they too want to say, “Don’t Shoot!” Rapper, activist and West Side native Lupe Fiasco and James discuss their efforts with Niala Boodhoo on Afternoon Shift. Photo Credit: WBEZ/Natalie Moore