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Global Café with Grupo OPNI

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Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Pocket Park, LBCMap Location

A Gathering of Internationally-Minded Tulanians 

Join us every Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM for coffee and conversation in the Rosenberg Mezzanine of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (on the second floor, Area #4). Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.

Global Café, on September 12, will feature Grupo OPNI, a Brazil-based graffiti artist collective. Formed in 1997, initially, the OPNI Group was composed of about twenty young people living in the neighborhood of São Mateus, on the outskirts of São Paulo, who met with a common ideal: to express through art the reality of everyday life that Made them invisible, for opportunities and targets to compose stereotypes. This intention is reflected in the acronym that gives the group its name, which has already meant Unidentified Pixel Objects, Police Officers, and Precious Nothingness. Currently, the name of the collective does not adhere to definitions, meaning a personal war cry representing the periphery.