AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST, SPEAKS ON THE COSTS OF MOTHERHOOD AT
AS CAREGIVERS PROGRAM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – (March 12, 2004) – Tidewater
Community College’s Women’s Center has assembled an
illuminating lineup of speakers for its Spring Lecture Series,
Women as Caretakers: Tradition, Challenges and Changes. Ann Crittenden,
award winning journalist and author of The Price of Motherhood,
is the keynote speaker in the series. Her talk, on March 16 at
7 p.m., will be held at the Virginia Beach campus Pungo Auditorium
and is free and open to the public.
Ann Crittenden was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for a series
on world hunger while a reporter for the New York Times. She was
also a financial writer and foreign correspondent for Newsweek,
a reporter for Fortune, a visiting lecturer at MIT and Yale, and
executive director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism in
Washington, D.C. Her latest book, The Price of Motherhood: Why
the Most Important Job in The World Is Still the Least Valued,
exposes the vast inequality and staggering costs of motherhood
in the United States.
TCC’s Women’s Center – celebrating its 10th
anniversary – chose the topic of caregiving for its continuing
impact on today’s society. Women have held the role of caregivers
throughout history, often with great courage and at great cost.
Some have used this role to reach a wider level of society, influencing
institutional and governmental policies.
The final lecture in the series will be The Honorable Winship
Tower, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of Virginia Beach,
who will speak on April 29, 12:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Campus,
Cafeteria Annex. Judge Tower served on the Joint Subcommittee of
the Virginia General Assembly to Study the Establishment of a Domestic
Relations Division in the Judicial Circuits of the Commonwealth.
She has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers and a “Woman of Distinction” by the YWCA of
South Hampton Roads.
Women As Caregivers: Tradition, Challenges and Changes is free
and reservations are not required. For more information call the
Women’s Center at 757-822-1538 or go to http://www.tcc.edu/womenscenter/.
Tidewater Community College is the second largest
of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling
more than 34,000 students annually. The 37 th largest in the nationís
1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing
large community colleges. † Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia
Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads
region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia
Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts
Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts
Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology
Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the regionís residents
attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled