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FEBRUARY 3

Movie Series – "Ruby Bridges"

Noon, Norfolk Student Center, 5th floor

Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first black student to attend all-white William Frantz Public School in New Orleans in 1960. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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FEBRUARY 4

Roundtable Discussion - Race, Relevance and You

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Whitehurst Building, Room 2057, Chesapeake Campus

Join Student Activities staff members for a healthy discussion regarding race, the relevance of race in today’s society and how it impacts us.

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Movie Series – "For Colored Girls"

11 a.m., Portsmouth Student Center, Multipurpose Room A

A unique, award-winning tale of the African-American woman's journey in America. Counselors will be on hand for an open discussion after the film. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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FEBRUARY 6

Woman of Color Discussion

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms A & B

A panel of women will discuss “For Colored Girls” and black women in the workforce.

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Movie Series – "42"

12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, TV lounge

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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Movie Series – Lee Daniels’ "The Butler"

12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320

Cecil Gains served eight presidents during his tenure as a butler in the White House. His involvement in the Civil Rights movement, as a pioneer staffer in the white house, and a strong father figure, significantly impacted his family, his community, civil rights, and American society. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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FEBRUARY 10

Learn How to Protect Your Rights

5:30 - 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320

Get the facts and advice from local attorneys, a former prosecutor, judge, prison official and community advocates.

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FEBRUARY 12

Open Mic Night/Spoken Word (CANCELLED)

7 - 9 p.m., Chesapeake Academic Building Theater

Speak the speech. Enjoy the ambiance and spoken word of your Chesapeake Campus peers.

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Movie Series – "Gifted Hands - The Ben Carson Story"

Noon, Norfolk Student Center, 5th Floor

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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FEBRUARY 13

Movie Series – Lee Daniels’ "The Butler"

12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, TV Lounge

Cecil Gains served eight presidents during his tenure as a butler in the White House. His involvement in the Civil Rights movement, as a pioneer staffer in the white house, and a strong father figure, significantly impacted his family, his community, civil rights, and American society. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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Movie Series – "The Great Debaters"

12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard University in the national championship. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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Guest Speaker: Rashad D.L. Cartwright with a presentation by SAAB (Student African American Brotherhood)

1 p.m., Norfolk Student Center, Room 5509

Rashad D.L. Cartwright is an innovative speaker that is reaching a generation with power and love.

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Young, Gifted and Black

5 – 7:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, Multipurpose Room D

Enjoy a jazz band, poetry and spoken word all reflecting the theme of "Civil Rights in America."

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FEBRUARY 18

Career and Advancement

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320

Learn how to break the "glass ceiling" and overcome common stereotypes that can impact your professional development.

Guest Speaker: Lousia Strayhorn

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FEBRUARY 19

Movie Series – Lee Daniels "The Butler"

Noon, Norfolk Student Center, 5th Floor

Cecil Gains served eight presidents during his tenure as a butler in the White House. His involvement in the Civil Rights movement, as a pioneer staffer in the white house, and a strong father figure, significantly impacted his family, his community, civil rights, and American society. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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FEBRUARY 20

Movie Series – "Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom"

12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey. The story unfolds from his childhood in a rural village, to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID)

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FEBRUARY 24

Panel Discussion on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, Multipurpose Room D

Discuss past and present-day context of the Civil Rights Act with faculty. Essay winner announced.

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Soul Food

12:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, Lounge A

Enjoy soul food and lively conversation.

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Movie Series – "Life Support"

Noon, Norfolk Student Center, 5th Floor

Queen Latifah is featured in this true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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FEBRUARY 25

One Act Play – "The Lincoln Douglass Talks"

12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320

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FEBRUARY 26

Keynote Speaker: Michael Tubbs, Community Activist

5:00 p.m. Reception and 6:00 p.m. Keynote Address - The TCC Office of Intercultural Learning presents community activist Michael Tubbs at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center.

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Black Men Rock

Noon - 1 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, Multipurpose Room D

Learn from successful black men in the workforce by participating in this panel discussion.

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FEBRUARY 27

Standard Four Jazz and Chicago Style Step

7 - 9 p.m., Chesapeake Academic Building Theater

Enjoy rhythmic beats and sounds, dancing and dance instruction by Virginia Beach Steppers.

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Movie Series – "Hotel Rwanda"

12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, TV Lounge

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed more than 1,000 Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change without notification. If special accommodations are needed, please call Disability Services at 757-822-1213 two weeks prior to the event. Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Tidewater Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, veteran status, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs or activities.