Hispanic Heritage Month

TCC events and activities mark Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

“Shaping the Bright Future of America” is the national theme for Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the spirit and contributions of Hispanic Americans in the Hampton Roads community and nationwide. TCC's Intercultural Learning Center echoes that theme with its own message of “Changing America: The Culture of Identities.”

Keynote Address: Olga Torres

Tuesday, October 3
12:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, room K-320

Olga TorresLocal business owner Olga Torres is the keynote speaker for Tidewater Community College’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

A Virginia Beach resident, the Puerto Rican native is the senior marketing consultant for La Selecta Radio, which includes 103.3 FM and WVXX 1050 AM, Hampton Roads Hispanic music stations. She also provides Spanish interpreting, translation and business consulting services through her firm, Taina Consulting. Torres is co-director of the Miss Virginia Latina and Miss Teen Virginia Latina pageants.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the ILC at intercultural@tcc.edu or 757-822-7296.


TCC Hispanic Heritage Month Events

TCC will celebrate the rich and diverse cultural traditions of Hampton Roads’ Hispanic-American community with activities on all four campuses. All events are free and open to the public.

Chesapeake Campus Events

Fiesta 2017 & Food Sampling
Oct. 10
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dancing and a sampling of authentic dishes from a variety of Hispanic cultures.

Norfolk Campus Events

Hispanic Heritage Month event
Sept. 19
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
The program will discuss issues of mutual concern while joining efforts to raise awareness and enhance the presence of the Hispanic and Latino communities.

Portsmouth Campus Events

Make ‘N Take: Papel Picado
Sept. 18
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Student are invited to do a folk art activity focused on the skill of cutting paper.

Spanish TV
Sept. 19 and 26 and Oct. 3 and 10
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, TV Lounge
Feature programming will display Spanish-language options.

First Fridays Latin Dance
Oct. 6
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Commons
The event will feature a salsa performance and instruction in Latin dance.

Virginia Beach Campus Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Sept. 18
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location to be determined
Enjoy Hispanic-inspired foods and entertainment.

Movie Night at the Joint Use Library
Sept. 29
7 to 9 p.m.
Joint Use Library
View “Pan's Labyrinth,” a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. (Movie is rated R. Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Visit Hispanic heritage displays in Washington, D.C.*
Oct. 13
All day
*The trip is full. To add your name to the waiting list, visit http://bit.ly/2vxJLTz.