TCC Home Page             


Welcome CenterAcademicsWorkforce SolutionsNew StudentsCurrent StudentsFaculty and StaffDonorsCommunity
rollover the links above to activate the sub menus
Bb, Email, SIS
myTCC myTCC Library


News Releases @ TCC


Public talk kicks off TCC Women’s Center theme of female health


SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Sept. 16, 2005) – How has women’s health care changed since activist Judy Norsigian co-wrote the groundbreaking book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, published in 1970?

Norsigian will address such questions during Tidewater Community College Women’s Center 2005-06 theme kick off - Women’s Bodies, Women’s Lives: Medical, Cultural and Political Perspectives - at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus.

Founding member and now executive director of the nonprofit Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Norsigian began her lifelong pursuit of medical equality for women in the late 1960s. Still raising awareness of threats to women’s health, Norsigian has asserted in recent published interviews that pharmaceutical marketing of new drugs has tremendous influence and that media’s presentation of the ideal female body remains unrealistic.

A subject likely to be addressed in Norsigian’s talk: Our Bodies, Ourselves saw its first major revised printing in spring 2005, roundly reviewed in the media. The lecture is free and open to all.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 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-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit