Black History Month

TCC events and activities mark Black History Month 2017

The theme for Black History Month in 2017 is "The Crisis in Black Education," which focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans. TCC's Office for Intercultural Learning will host several special events, including a keynote address by Walter Kimbrough, the high-profile and dynamic president of Dillard University.

Black History Month Keynote Address: Walter Kimbrough

Tuesday, February 21
12:30 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor

Walter Kimbrough (pictured above) is the president of Dillard University, a historically black college in New Orleans.

Kimbrough was previously director of student activities and leadership at Old Dominion University. In addition to ODU, he has worked at Emory University, Georgia State University and Albany State University, where he became the vice president for student affairs.

He earned degrees from the University of Georgia, Miami University in Ohio and Georgia State University.

Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on historically black colleges and universities and African American men in college.

In 2010, he made the Ebony Magazine Power 100 list of the doers and influencers in the African American community, joining the likes of former President Obama, Michelle Obama, Jay-Z, Richard Parsons, Tyler Perry, Debra Lee and Tom Joyner.

The Atlanta native is known for engaging students on social media. He was cited in 2010 by BachelorsDegree.com as one of 25 college presidents to follow on Twitter (@HipHopPrez).

Free and open to the public.

Information: intercultural@tcc.edu or 757-822-7296

If special accommodations are needed, please contact the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122 or the Office of Educational Accessibility at 757-822-7552 at least two weeks prior to the event.

2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Program

Thursday, February 23
5:30 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center

Hosted annually by TCC and its Intercultural Learning Center, this event recognizes members of the TCC student body, faculty and Hampton Roads community whose passion for service and justice reflects that of Dr. King. View this year’s recipients and RSVP at www.tcc.edu/mlk.

TCC Black History Month Events

Chesapeake Campus Events

Black Women’s History Information Table
Feb. 2, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center lobby
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history. 
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Random Act of Kindness Campaign Kickoff
Feb. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center Lobby
Visit the Women’s Center’s event featuring the Random Acts of Kindness Campaign, which promotes kindness, connection and healthy relationships.

Soul Food & Steppin’
Feb. 14, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room
Enjoy music and dancing, Chicago Style dance instruction and soul food.

Thinkfast Game Show – Black History Month Edition
Feb. 15, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room
Put your knowledge of black history and pop culture to work for a chance to win up to $200! Student ID required to participate.

African Drums and Dance
Feb. 21, 12:30 -  2 p.m.
Chesapeake Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room
The Talking Drums, provided by Rhythms of Life, includes drums, dancing and a folklore session. Refreshments will be provided.

Black History Month Munch and Movie: “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock”
Feb. 22, noon - 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Potomac Seminar Room
“Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” documents the life of a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, who led the charge to desegregate all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Norfolk Campus Events

Discussion on Healthy Relationships
Feb. 14, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 3rd floor
Join the conversation on how to develop and keep healthy relationships.

Black History Month Munch and Movie: “Love Jones”
Feb. 14, noon - 2 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor
Enjoy a screening of “Love Jones,” the story of a young African American couple in Chicago navigating the complexities of dating and relationships. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Diversity and Inclusion Presentation
Feb. 16, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor

Black History Month Munch and Movie: “The Loving Story”
Feb. 20, noon – 2 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor
This film tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage.

Lift Every Voice: The Rise and Purpose of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Feb. 22, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor
Join the conversation about this important educational topic.

Interactive Student Workshop: Debate vs. Dialogue
Feb. 23, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Norfolk Campus, Walker Building, room 3301
The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will host a workshop for students to encourage productive dialogue surrounding political and social issues that they encounter on campus and in their communities. Refreshments provided. 

Portsmouth Campus Events

Black History Month Trivia
Feb. 2, noon – 1:00 p.m.    
Portsmouth Campus Building A, Lobby
How much do you know about Black History? Come, spin the wheel and test your knowledge. Prizes will be awarded for the correct answer. 

First Friday Series: The People Speak
Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Commons Area
Let your voice be heard through poetry, spoken word, monologues and rap. Expressive art should reflect the Black History Month theme or related topic.

Black Women’s History Information Table
Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center lobby
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history. 
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Your Health, Your Community Wellness Fair
Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms
In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, students can explore unique workouts and preventative health information. Exhibitors will display resources that educate, raise awareness and express the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. 

Mancala Game Tournament
Feb. 9, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms
Like to play the African stone game Mancala? Compete in this fun game of strategy in order to take home the grand prize.

Make n’ Take Monday: Hope Boxes
Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, 2nd Floor Lounge
Make your very own “Hope Box” and fill it with your goals, aspirations and things you love about yourself.

Leadership n’ Lunch Series: The Crisis in Education
Feb. 15, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms
Is the education system broken? Come and share your thoughts on the crisis in education and how it can be fixed. The speaker for the luncheon is Jerrod Roy, Professor, Norfolk State University. Registration is required.

Black History Month Munch and Movie
Feb. 16, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center Theater
Celebrate Black History Month with a screening of a culturally relevant film. (Film: TBD) Refreshments provided. 
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Black Business Expo
Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Building A, Lobby
The campus community will have an opportunity to explore black owned businesses. The expo is designed to promote unity, community and celebrate the efforts of black owned businesses. 

Black History Month Visit to the Smithsonian: Washington, D.C.
Feb. 24, Full day
Washington, D.C.
Students will travel to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Registration is required. 

Virginia Beach Campus Events

Kickoff Celebration
Feb. 1, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Joint-Use Library lobby
Grab a bite and learn about Black History Month and the programs the college is hosting in February. The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Black Women’s History Information Table
Feb. 2, noon - 2 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Joint-Use Library lobby
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history. 
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Black History Month Munch and Movie: “Waiting for Superman”
Feb. 6, noon - 2 p.m.
Virginia Beach Student Center, Movie Room
“Waiting for Superman” by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names.

“Norfolk 17” Speaker Forum
Feb. 7, 6 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Joint-Use Library lobby
Join us for a conversation with a member of the “Norfolk 17”, a group of students who faced intense racial animosity when entering previously all white schools in the city of Norfolk. Learn about how education has changed over the last few decades and the obstacles that black students have faced. 

Intercultural Club Meeting
Feb. 9, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
This bi-weekly meeting of the student organization is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of different cultures and fostering relationships between international and domestic students. 

Intercultural Learning Center Documentary Day: “13th”
Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
Visit the Intercultural Learning Center for a screening of director Ava DuVernay’s documentary about race relations in America since the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and its relationship to mass incarceration. 

Black Women’s History Information Table
Feb. 16, noon - 2 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, cafe
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history. 
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

African American Librarians: Building the Future of Libraries Together
Feb. 18, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Joint-Use Library lobby
Focusing on newly appointed Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, speakers will talk about prominent librarians, collections and programs that celebrate the cultural contributions of libraries in our country.

“Don’t Touch My Hair”
Feb. 21, 6 - 7 p.m.,
Virginia Beach Student Center
Dr. Hudley, professor at the College of William & Mary, will lead a discussion on the culture behind black hair. 

Intercultural Club Meeting
Feb. 23, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
This bi-weekly meeting of the student organization is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of different cultures and fostering relationships between international and domestic students. All are welcome.

Join the conversation about the real “Hidden Figures”
Feb. 28, 12:30  - 1:30 p.m.
VB Planetarium in the Science Building
Learn about the real “Hidden Figures” from the film of the same name and hear from a NASA representative about STEM education and how black students are impacted. 

Virginia Organizing Immigration & Dismantling Racism Chapter Team Meeting
Feb. 28, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
Join representatives of this Virginia nonprofit centered on teaching individuals to organize within and advocate for their communities. All are welcome. For information, visit www.virginia-organizing.org