Amanda Weber

While the female prison population grows exponentially, they remain an invisible and silenced voice in the community. United in song, one choir’s journey to restorative justice unveils just how much we need one another.

Amanda has sung in choirs her whole life, but only recently come to understand the transformative power of music in very unexpected places. Her latest work has taken her behind the walls of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, where a growing group of women are learning to use their voices in a powerful way. This choir may be well hidden, but their message of restorative justice and community rings out loud and clear.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at