Guns to Shovels

A chance meeting at the Geography of Hope conference this year led to a conversation between two attendees that germinated quickly, flowering into an article in the Bay Area's Mercury News and was then being picked up by the Chicago Tribune and Channel 5 KPIX.

Kyle Lemle and Brontë Velez, co-founders of Lead to Life, are working on projects in Atlanta and Oakland that will transform guns into shovels to be used in ceremonial tree-planting at sites of violence, including April 8th at the King Center in Atlanta.