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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 17

The proceeds of Used and Discarded will benefit Seraphim Global, an Arlington-based organization.
Photo courtesy of Christine Walters
The proceeds of Used and Discarded will benefit Seraphim Global, an Arlington-based organization.

Sept. 19: Used and Discarded: The Story of a Trafficked Survivor
On Thursday night, performance artist Christine Walters will live out the true story of a sexually abused child who ran away from home, only to be sold at the age of 13 to a New York City pimp. A live DJ will spin the music, while Walters uses costumes and paint to share the story of abuse, addiction, innocence lost and realized freedom. Used and Discarded: The Story of a Trafficked Survivor will be held at JinDC in Northwest at 6 p.m.

Sept. 17: Doing it for Me
Tonight is the premiere of Doing it for Me, a documentary created by teenagers about teenagers, specifically those who struggle to stay in school. The film explores the city’s dropout rate from a young person’s point-of-view, and was directed and produced by students from Sitar Arts Center in Adams Morgan. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the school’s de Laski Theater.

Music: “Pashtu” by Aziz Herawi

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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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