Man One, aka Alejandro Poli Jr., University Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Diversity Initiatives

Man  One

Man One believes art gives mankind an essential and irreplaceable cultural language in which to express and know itself. Man One believes art can transcend cultural and socio-economic barriers, fostering understanding, mutual respect and unity among disparate peoples. Man One believes these things are possible because he has seen them happen through the power of his own art and the art of others. Growing up in Los Angeles, Man One developed his love for art, developing his skills as a graffiti artist on the streets of L.A. He honed his talents as a fine artist and understanding of art history at Loyola Marymount University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts. Over the years, Man One has worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and The Mexican Consulate in the U.S., and most recently received a Speaker and Specialist Grant from the U.S. State Department to work with the U.S. Embassy in Panama.  There, he demonstrated to Panamanian children and teenagers how art can build self-esteem and self-respect to help overcome any situation.