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TCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014
Public invited to share in speakers, performances, forums

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Jan. 27, 2014) — Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month 2014 under the national theme "The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act."

The celebration includes a wide assortment of free, public activities throughout February with performances, discussions and entertainment at each of TCC’s campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. TCC invites the community to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of African-Americans. All activities listed, except those noted, are open to the public.

Please visit www.tcc.edu/blackhistory for more information or call TCC’s Information Center at (757) 822-1122. For campus maps and driving directions, visit www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations/. (Note: Events are subject to change and are on a first-come first-served basis.)

TCC 2014 Black History Month Events

Essay contest – “Civil Rights in America”
Students are invited to submit an essay reflecting on this year’s Black History Month theme. Essays are due Feb. 15 and should be submitted to askportsmouth@tcc.edu.

Feb. 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.)

Feb. 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.

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.)

Feb. 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.

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.)

Movie Series – Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”
12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family and American society. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 10

Panel Discussion on Civil Rights
5:30 - 7 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, room K320
Connect and protect your rights. Get the facts from local attorneys and advocates.

Feb. 12

Open Mic Night/Spoken Word
7 - 9 p.m., Chesapeake Academic Building Theater
Speak the speech. Enjoy the ambiance and spoken word of your Chesapeake Campus peers.

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.)

Feb. 13

Movie Series – Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”
12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, TV lounge
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family and American society. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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 in the national championship. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

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.

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.”

Feb. 18

Career and Advancement
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, room K320
Learn how to move your career forward with Lousia Strayhorn.

Feb. 19

Movie Series – Lee Daniels “The Butler”
Noon, Norfolk Student Center, 5th Floor
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family and American society. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 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)

Feb. 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.

Soul Food
12:30 p.m., Portsmouth Student Center, lounge A
Enjoy soul food and lively conversation.

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.)

Feb. 25

One Act Play – “The Lincoln Douglass Talks”
12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, room K320
(Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 26

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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Michael Tubbs
5 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. keynote address, Roper Performing Arts Center
Tubbs will talk about his life journey and humble beginnings. He was born to a teen mother and incarcerated father. With grit and determination, he climbed out of poverty to become a community leader and was recently elected to his region’s City Council (Stockton, Ca.).

Feb. 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.

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.)