Currently booking for 2015 and 2016:
THEY SHOOT BLACK PEOPLE, DON’T THEY? From Ferguson to NYC:
A Cartoonist’s 20 year look at Police Brutality in the U.S.
A new slideshow by award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight
Culled from over 20 years of his award-winning work, They Shoot Black People, Don’t They? A Cartoonist’s Look at Police Brutality in the U.S. is a brand-new Power point slideshow presentation from nationally syndicated cartoonist Keith Knight (the Knight Life, the K Chronicles, (th)ink). Presenting his unique take on the militarization of the nation’s police force, and the unchecked killing of unarmed citizens, Knight’s cartoons are infused with urgency, humor, satire, politics, and race. His work is designed to provoke constructive, civil dialogue amongst people young and old, left and right, of all colors and orientations. The presentation has been a hit at university campuses all across Germany, where the gentleman cartoonist debuted it in November of 2014.
Now the goal is to bring it to all 50 states over the next two years, starting with California (BCAF in San Francisco- Jan. 2015) and Arkansas (the University of Arkansas- Feb. 2015).
Here’s what happens: You fly Keef in, and he wows your campus/town/school/library or community center with a powerpoint/storytelling presentation showcasing some of his most powerfully moving, darkest, and funniest cartoons. Addressing issues of race, police brutality, the justice system, media, and the importance of social activism— teetering between high brow ideals and low-brow humor.
Words of Praise:
“Keith Knight’s slide show presentations are a poignant and stirring mixture of lecture, activist essay and stand-up comedy. Our students especially appreciated Keith’s entertaining and charismatic delivery that still never lost sight of the seriousness of his material. This show is a must-see for anyone trying to better understand race-relations, police brutality and the cultural climate for African Americans in the United States.”
– Prof. Dr. Peter Schneck, Institute for English and American Studies, Dean of the School for Languages and Literatures, Osnabrück University
“Keith Knight’s presentation was lively, thought-provoking and
hilariously funny. The diverse audience of students, faculty and
staff, and community members loved it. Keith challenged them with
his unique perspective on critical issues like racism, terrorism, the
media and U.S. politics while managing to keep the laughs
coming. One enthusiastic attendee told me that the event exceeded
all of her expectations. We were delighted with the success of the event.”
-Jenny Robb, head curator, Ohio State Cartoon Research Library
View more cartoons from the slideshow here.
For rates & availability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310)384-7147.