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5 Things You Should Know This Week

A movie screening, a meeting of 500 men and a photography exhibit examining the women of Bed-Stuy

1. …Juuuust in case you didn’t hear, yesterday, March 10, we “sprung forward” and moved our clocks ahead one hour.

2. Beginning today, March 11, through Saturday, March 16, DIVAS for Social Justice will present Imaging Ourselves: Women of Bedford Stuyvesant at the Macon Library, located at 361 Lewis Avenue. DIVAS for Social Justice celebrates five years of teaching digital photography while teaching young women in the community to critically look at the way women of color are portrayed in the media.

3. On Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, will screen the movie, “Girl Model” (A. Sabin and David Redmon). “Girl Model” strips away the façade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13–year–old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth — and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity.  Tickets are $12.

4. Only two weeks left to participate in City Harvest Presents: Well Seasoned, a nutrition education course offered to exclusively to senior citizens at the Quincy Senior Residences, located at 625 Quincy Street!  This Friday, March 15, at 10:00 a.m. Seniors can: Participate in hands-on cooking demonstration; Learn about food safety; Learn nutrition basics; Learn about financial management For more information please contact Michele at (718) 453-0685 ext. 10.

5. 500 Men Making a Difference will hold its general winter meeting on Saturday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m., at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton Street. 500 Men Making a Difference Inc. is inviting the community and service minded men out to participate. "We are going on our third year of existence, and we would love to have some more positive men on board," said the group's president, Wayne Devonish.

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