Creative direction for Social change
Creating Justice for Black and Brown Teens
Amanda King is an artist-activist, social entrepreneur and emerging film-producer, who is elevating the voices of Cleveland teens through the arts. She is the founder and creative director of Shooting Without Bullets, a revolutionary movement for black and brown teens that employs photography, design and hip-hop performance to combat social injustices.
Amanda serves as the youth advocate on the Cleveland Community Police Commission where she writes policy recommendations related to bias-free policing, juvenile rights and police accountability.
Amanda received her B.A. in Art History from Bryn Mawr College (2011) and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2017). Her activism has been recognized by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for following in character and conduct the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Diane Ethics award for demonstrating in academic, professional and extracurricular activities the best understanding of the ethics and ideals of the profession and the Dean’s Award For Community Service for her commitment to enriching the lives of others in the Greater Cleveland Area and serving as an example to those within and outside the legal profession.
Prior to attending law school, Amanda worked as a fashion editorial assistant in New York City.