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In the spring of 1975, photographer Susan Meiselas encountered a group of girls in Little Italy, NY while riding her bicycle. She named them the Prince Street Girls. Since that day, Meiselas has been documenting the group as they grew, graduated, had children and married. Meiselas, now one of the nation's leading photographers, is sharing her work with the Triangle. 7 p.m. talk, 240 Franklin Center, 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. reception, exhibit through May 7, Main Gallery, John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham. 684-2765.

Support alternative media in the Triangle--Free Speech Radio and DemocracyNow!, Balance and Accuracy in Journalism, Committee for Media in the Public Interest and the Institute for Southern Studies present UT-Austin professor and journalist Robert Jenson speaking on his latest book Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity. 7 to 9 p.m., Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 4907 Garrett Rd., Durham. 968-9184, CMPI@poetworld.net. $25 single admission includes the book, $35 for couples, $10 for students--but no book.

As the weather warms up, the exhibit is winding down. The Outdoor Sculpture Expo, featuring 16 works by North Carolina artists, is on display through April 30. Fayetteville St Mall, Moore Square and Nash Square, Raleigh. www.raleigh-nc.org/arts.

Music will be playing and mouths will be fed. UNC is helping Stop Hunger Now, a non-profit that works to distribute aid to over 48 countries, with a free benefit concert headlined by Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. 4 p.m., The Quad, UNC-Chapel Hill campus. www.stophungernow.org, www.karldenson.com. Free.

From hand-blown glassware to textiles, sculptures and jewelry, more than 150 works by more than 60 local artists will be on sale at the Second Annual Chatham County Art Auction. Proceeds will benefit participating artists and Chatham Arts, a local non-profit arts council. Silent auction 2 p.m., live bidding 4:15 p.m., Fearrington Barns, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 542-0394, www.chathamarts.org. Admission by donation.

Rest assured, this is no three-hour tour. Riverdave is getting back on the river with Wafting the Eno, two-hour float trips. Most days through September, 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 5101 Roxboro St., Durham. 471-3802 for reservations.

They have been called, "extraordinary ordinary women." One is Christian, one is Muslim and one is Jewish. All three are living the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision tour allows them to share their experience. 6:30-8:30 p.m., International Visitors/World Affairs Council/UN Association -Triangle Chapter, Community United Church of Christ, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh. Donations welcomed.

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