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Amanda Pelletieris a native of Boston, who has always had lofty dreams of saving the world with a cape and a nice tiara, but until then she continues to pursue degrees in theatre and public relations at American University. Amanda has been inspired by the arts since her grandmother introduced her to Bizet’s Carmen at five-years-old. She received her training from Boston-based acting coach Debra Crosby and the world famous Stagedoor Manor in NY. When not glued to her Blackberry or running out the door to her internships, Amanda enjoys frequenting local museums, going to the opera, ballet, poetry readings, and the theatre. Amanda believes that high art should be accessible to everyone and she will cover events that even broke college students such as herself can attend.

Real Housewives of DC’s Stacie Turner Hosts Screening of Extra-Ordinary Life: Journey to South Africa

Stacie Turner is not just a Real Housewife of DC. The wife and mother of two is also an entrepreneur, businesswoman, founder of a charity, and now, the star of a new documentary. After years of being involved in community service, Stacie Turner decided to found a charitable organization that was near and dear to her heart. Recognizing that there are many underprivileged young women in Washington, DC without a home or the consistent support of a family, Stacie founded Extra-Ordinary Life,  a DC-based program that operates within the Pursuit of Dreams FoundationExtra-Ordinary Life works with teenage girls in foster care to develop their goals by exposing them to positive people, places, and experiences that brighten their horizons.

On Monday, November 22 at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater on U Street, members of the community will get an inside look into Stacie Turner’s work in the new film Extra-Ordinary Life: Journey to South Africa. Produced by BET and filmed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this new documentary charts Stacie Turner’s journey in South Africa with eight foster girls and chronicles their cultural, educational, and service orientated experience during the games. The interactive event is hosted by DC Child and Family Services, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, FOX 5’s Allison Seymour, and Stacie Turner herself.

Doors for this FREE program open at 5 p.m. and the film will begin at 6 p.m. RSVP at rsvp@extra-ordinarylife.org.

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