This event is inspired by Lupe Fiasco's Grammy nominated album Food and Liquor. It takes participants on our journey of traveling and shopping at the a local food and liquor store in Lupe’s former East Garfield Park neighborhood located in a current day food desert. At the beginning of the journey participants will pay homage to youth who lost their lives on the path to the Food & Liquor Store at 111 N. Kedzie. Participants will arrive at the venue to take a brief tour of the store and head over to the final stop at kedzie and lake to engage in dialogue experience youth performances and sample healthy alternatives.
The Lupe Fiasco Foundation provides inner city youth ages 10-24 with comprehensive positive youth development programming that embodies youth empowerment, capacity building and artistic expression. For more information on Food Dessert: A Food and Liquor Store Tour, please contact The Lupe Fiasco Foundation at email@example.com. Follow the Lupe Fiasco Foundation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay updated on all foundation events.
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Courtesy Matt B.
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Courtesy Matt B.
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