Shooting Without Bullets Documentary

Shooting Without Bullets Documentary

Shooting Without Bullets is currently filming a documentary that will premiere in April 2017. The documentary is in collaboration with the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Check back for more details!

Photo by: Morgan Shellenberger, co-director of the film.

 

"94 Beads" to Be Featured in ARTneo's Cleveland Creates Juried Exhibition. 

"94 Beads" to Be Featured in ARTneo's Cleveland Creates Juried Exhibition. 

Amanda King's "94 Beads" will be featured in ARTneo's Cleveland Creates Juried Exhibition. 

Cleveland Creates opens on Third Friday, March 17th and runs through Third Friday, May 19th, with the preview party on Thursday, March 16th.

ARTneo is the museum of Northeast Ohio art. Our mission is to preserve, researches, collect, exhibit, document and educate about the significant visual art and architecture of Cleveland and the surrounding region.  It is located at 1305 West 80th St.

To support Amanda at the preview party, purchase a ticket here  https://squareup.com/market/artneo/item/pop-circumstance-ice-cream-social

 

 

 Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard & The E-Collective by Charles, 18.

 

See more Snaps here:

http://www.shootingwithoutbullets.org/blog/terenceblanchard

Charles

Charles

By Leilani, 16.

A grassroots group is shedding light on vital social issues

A grassroots group is shedding light on vital social issues

February 17, 2017

By Greg Burnett, The Plain Dealer

After Amanda King utters her first words, it's apparent this young woman embodies drive, confidence and ambition. This serves her well now, as the founder and creative director of Shooting Without Bullets, and will after she receives her law degree in May from Case Western Reserve University.

Shooting Without Bullets, which started in the summer of 2016, was formed as a response to police violence against youth in Cleveland, as well as around the country. The goal is to teach youth, through photography and expressive arts, how to practice restraint when dealing with complex social issues.

King is quick to tell you that she's not catering to an at-risk group, but a voiceless population that deserves to be heard.

"I decided to start the program because it gives an opportunity for young black and brown kids, in Cleveland and the suburbs, to talk about social issues, not with just dialogue, but with emotion," said King. "We use photography and other forms of art to shed light on issues kids deem important."

Many of the kids found out about the program through word of mouth. Rapper Los P, 17, credits the program for enlightening him about crucial matters.

"I now have a true awareness of how many youths have been lost to guns," he said.

This past Tuesday, members of the group gathered to celebrate their achievements during a program at the East Cleveland Public Library. There were people from the community, busloads of schoolchildren and some community leaders. They were treated to African drummers, artists, rappers, students performing improv theater, and a number of speakers, such as Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice. She encouraged the students to stand up for what they believe in, and remain active in their communities.

Yvonne Conner, of the Cleveland Community Police Commission, is working hard to include young voices in solutions that build and transform relationships.

"I've encouraged the Cleveland Community Police Commission to embrace this opportunity to strengthen the bridge between [the CPC] and the youth of Greater Cleveland," she said.

Just in time for Black History month, a photo exhibition featuring the work of some of the Shooting Without Bullets students is on display at the East Cleveland Public Library. It features a diverse range of photography and art work, most depicting urban life. It runs through March 31.

The library is at 14101 Euclid Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday;10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Go to shootingwithoutbullets.org for more information.

http://www.cleveland.com/friday/index.ssf/2017/02/a_grassroots_group_is_shedding.html

 

The Day of Justice Commemorative Tee

The Day of Justice Commemorative Tee

SWB participant, Lailai, customizing her  Shooting Without Bullets Day of Justice Commemorative Tee. Every young person who attends the day will take one home.

 

Photo Credit: Morgan Shellenberger

 

Day of Justice Info:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9-1

East Cleveland Public Library

Free for students grades 8-12.

Register here: bit.do/dayofjustice

 

United

United

Shooting Without Bullets Day of Justice and Cleveland Community Police Commission Town Hall.

 

Register now:

 bit.do/dayofjustice

Day of Justice

Day of Justice

 

Day of Justice:  Centering the Voices of Youth Through the Arts

Tuesday, February 14 , 2017

9am -1pm

East Cleveland Public Library

14101 Euclid Avenue

In pursuit of our mission to inform and impact police reform, Shooting Without Bullets, in partnership with the Community Police Commission (CPC), Golden Ciphers and the East Cleveland Public Library will be hosting a Day of Justice.

The goal of the Day of Justice is to provide a platform that centers the voice of Northeast Ohio youth in the dialogue on police reform, the specifics of the consent decree and the excessive use of force by police in our communities.

 We do hope that you join us as we provide Cleveland youth with an opportunity to directly submit recommendations to the CPC

Amanda King, our creative director, is a youth advocate on the Cleveland Community Police Commission and is proud to host such a momentous day at The East Cleveland Public Library where the Shooting Without Bullets exhibition is currently on display.

 

 

Meet some of the Youth of SWB

Meet some of the Youth of SWB

Creative teens are "Shooting Without Bullets." Armed with only a camera they are targeting social injustices.

Watch their segment on Ideas:

http://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/shooting-without-bullets

SWB X IDEAS 01. 12. 17

SWB X IDEAS 01. 12. 17

SWB will be on Ideas on WVIZ on January 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

You're invited!

You're invited!

SWB X Sound of Ideas 01.11.17

SWB X Sound of Ideas 01.11.17

Watch Amanda and Shemariah's interview on the Sound of Ideas, January 11, 2017.

http://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/president-obama%E2%80%99s-farewell-ballistics-lab-shooting-without-bullets

About the Episode:

President Obama said goodbye to the nation in a farewell address from Chicago.  We’ll share some of what the President had to say.  Then, a new ballistics lab in Cuyahoga County will be a vital tool in curbing gun violence and putting shooters behind bars. The Cuyahoga Sheriff and Medical Examiner explain how the lab will be used.   Plus, we’ll introduce you to another kind of shooting: A program called Shooting Without Bullets that seeks to use photography to improve the lives of minority teens by helping them find their voice, or, in this case, their vision.  

Shooting Without Bullets Opens At The East Cleveland Public Library

Shooting Without Bullets Opens At The East Cleveland Public Library

Check out our blog for more photos!

All photos taken by SWB participant, Charles.

 

http://www.shootingwithoutbullets.org/blog/?offset=1482728562998

SWB X ECLP Exhibition

SWB X ECLP Exhibition

December 17-March 31

 

Justice 4 Tamir.

Justice 4 Tamir.

By Amanda King, Justice 4 Tamir, #2yearstoolong

http://www.shootingwithoutbullets.org/blog/?offset=1480742843298

For Freedoms

For Freedoms

Amanda will be a special guest at the For Freedoms Town Hall Discussion with Hank Willis Thomas.

When: Nov 5

Where: MOCA (CLE)

Time: 3pm

Free Admission.

Watch the Town Hall here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=296&v=LPNeU4fGby4

 

We The Blacks Must Rise

We The Blacks Must Rise

About this image:  Austin Clinton Brown, age 9, of Gainesville, GA, joins others in the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

Amanda, Makela and Shemariah write a post-election letter to the young.

"As your adult allies, three Black women who live, work and study in Cleveland, we will not for one minute leave our posts on the front lines of this movement. As Shemariah, our outreach coordinator often states, "The day after election we need to be ready.  We need to organize now.”  We will continue our fight to end the indignities of racism, police violence and poverty in Cleveland and beyond.  We want you to grow up in a community where your civil liberties are protected and fall second to none." -Excerpt from "We The Blacks Must Rise." 

Check out our blog to see the full letter.

http://www.shootingwithoutbullets.org/blog/

The Highlights.

The Highlights.

By Omari Abijah Souza

Check out Highlights from the Shooting Without Bullets exhibition on our blog.

http://www.shootingwithoutbullets.org/blog/?offset=1477768440594

Coming-Of-Age

Coming-Of-Age

by Robert Banks, SWB Contributor

Grillz (ATL).

Grillz (ATL).

By Amanda King.

$175- 20 x30 print

$250 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

 Shooting W/o Bullets placed in the Top 2 in the AC3 Action Initiative for social justice and activism. check out our blog for more snaps from the A3C Festival in Atlanta.

Additional Shooting W/o Bullets Showings

Additional Shooting W/o Bullets Showings

Where:

New Bridge Center for Arts and Technology, 3634 Euclid Ave, Suite #100

When:

Friday, October 14 from 2-4 p.m.

Monday, October 17 from3-5 pm

Friday, October 21 from 2-4 p.m.

Monday, October 24 from 3-5 p.m

Email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

Kinsman

Kinsman

By: Amanda King

Swings

Swings

By Charles, 19.

End Hate.

End Hate.

By Makela Hayford.

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

MR.CHARLES

MR.CHARLES

By Tajai, 16.

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

The RNC (just another day in CLE.)

The RNC (just another day in CLE.)

By Amanda King

From Cleveland.

From Cleveland.

By Makela, Program Director of SWB.

Shrine at Cuddell.

Shrine at Cuddell.

By Tajai, 16.

W.25st

W.25st

By Jasmine ,16.

MEMORIES

MEMORIES

by Jasmine, 15.

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

DREAMS.

DREAMS.

By Kia, 19.

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

TOYS.

TOYS.

By Kia, 19.

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

FORGOTTEN LAND.

FORGOTTEN LAND.

by Chris, 15.

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

94 Beads.

94 Beads.

By Amanda King

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

MATTER.

MATTER.

By Amanda King

$125- 20 x30 print

$175 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org

ROPE.

ROPE.

By Christopher, 15.

$100- 20 x30 print

$150 - 36 x 24 print

All prints are dyed and stained.

To purchase email: amanda@shootingwithoutbullets.org