Skip to main content
Events Calendar

“The Intersection of Art and Social Justice”

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 5:30pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Cartoonist Keith Knight takes a deep dive on 20 artists who inspired him to use his art to address social issues. Folks like Ollie Harrington, Langston Hughes, Octavia Butler, Oscar Michaux, James Baldwin, alongside current artists like Dread Scott, Public Enemy, and Fly.

Keith Knight is a cartoonist and author of the comic strips The K Chronicles, (Th)ink, and The Knight Life. As a public speaker, Knight presents comic strip slideshows addressing racial illiteracy and police brutality and the role it has played since the early years of the United States. He is a co-creator and co-writer of Hulu’s streaming series Woke, based on The K Chronicles and Knight’s life. Knight is part of a generation of African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop, and infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics, and race. His art has appeared in various publications, including the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle,, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.