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Iyanla VanzantTCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2012
Public invited to share in speakers, performances, films, forums
[Photo Essay] [Special Podcasts by TCC Leaders]

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Jan. 4, 2012) – Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month 2012 along the national theme of Black Women in American Culture and History. A highlight event is a talk by Iyanla Vanzant (right), a well-known speaker, author and television personality.

The month-long celebration includes a wide assortment of free, public activities throughout February with performances, workshops, lectures and entertainment at each of its four 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 are free and open to the public.

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

TCC 2012 Black History Month Events - website

January 31
Master flautist performs
Master flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq performs In the Tradition, a 90-minute toe-tapping, musical event.
Studio Theater, Chesapeake Campus, 7 p.m.

February 1
Sharing her inspiration
Inspirational speaker Andrea Mosby speaks on the importance of building healthy relationships.
Norfolk Student Center, room 5509, Norfolk Campus, noon and 4 p.m.

February 2
Success spotlight
The event showcases local African American women from various professions including law, politics, sports, business, education and health.
Advanced Technology Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, 5:30 p.m.

February 6
Successful African American women
This seminar focuses on the successes of African American women in a variety of ventures and talks about what their leadership has contributed to society.
Whitehurst Conference Room, Chesapeake Campus, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.

February 7
“What would they say today”
Students present live reenactments of major events and people from the Civil War era.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus, noon

Hip hop symposium
Join the discussion on hip hop culture.
Advanced Technology Center Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, noon

February 8
How to start your own business
This program combines the power of technology with professional and personal development to bring innovators to TCC.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus, noon

Thinkfast Game Show
Come test your knowledge of African American trivia and facts in a fast paced, energetic atmosphere.
Whitehurst Student Lounge, Chesapeake Campus, 12:30 p.m.

February 9
The Women of Brewster Place
Participate in an engaging conversation about the image of black women in American society and culture.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus, 11 a.m.

Movie viewing – The Help
Enjoy a powerful story of three extraordinary women who start a movement of their own and forever change a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers and friends—view one another.
Norfolk Student Center, room 5306, Norfolk Campus, noon and 4 p.m.

February 14
Literary café
Join the discussion with African American female authors speaking about their literary contributions.
Advanced Technology Center Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, noon

Leadership redefined
This workshop explores non-traditional ideas of leadership. The African Diaspora is visited as the center of this topic of discussion.
Whitehurst Conference Room, Chesapeake Campus, 1:30 p.m.

February 15
Plasma party
Do your part by donating blood to the American Red Cross.
Building A Parking Area, Portsmouth Campus, 10 a.m.

February 16
Join the discussion
Enjoy an engaging conversation with Edith White, president of the Urban League of Hampton Roads. The talk focuses on leadership and community activism.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus, 10 a.m.

Successful African Americans showcase
A showcase of local prominent African American women in various fields such as law, politics, sports, business, education and health.
Advanced Technology Center Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, noon

Roundtable discussion – stereotypes of the African American woman
Join us for this open roundtable discussion as we explore stereotypes surrounding African American women in today’s society.
Whitehurst Conference Room, Chesapeake Campus, 1 and 6 p.m.

African dance and step exhibition
An exhibition of traditional African dance and step performances by African American Greek organizations.
Pungo Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, 5:30 p.m.

February 18
“Celebration of Sisterhood”
Come hear what the experts are saying about issues affecting African American families. The event includes a fashion show, make-up demonstrations and a quilting exhibit.
Advanced Technology Center Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, noon

February 21
Jonathan Blanchard & Band
Jonathan Blanchard takes us on a musical journey celebrating African American music from its inception.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus, 12:30 p.m.

“Love and Hip Hop” with live entertainment
Come learn the progression of violin cover music for popular hip hop songs in a session that will show you how to always do what you love.
Norfolk Student Center, room 5509, Norfolk Campus, 4 p.m.

Literary café
Join the discussion with African American female authors speaking about their literary contributions. The event includes a student essay contest.
Pungo Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, 5:30 p.m.

Legacy ball
An event that builds a social bridge from the past to the future, giving different generations the chance to join the conversation with local icons in the African American community.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus, 6 p.m.

February 23
Movie viewing and book discussion - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Join us as we discuss how three extraordinary women start a movement of their own and forever change a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers and friends—view one another.
Studio Theater, Chesapeake Campus, 6:30 p.m.

February 28
Health and wellness expo
Demonstrations will include simple healthy cooking tips, workout routines, stress reduction techniques and financial planning.Advanced Technology Center Theater, Virginia Beach Campus, noon

February 29
HIGHLIGHT EVENT
Iyanla Vanzant shares her vision
Iyanla Vanzant, well-known speaker, author and television personality, shares from her life experiences as she uncovered her purpose and discovered the power that lies within.
TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk Campus, 7 p.m.

Inspiring women
Kemba Smith Pradia talks about not letting the mistakes of the past determine your future.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus, noon

Getting jazzy
Join us as we enjoy a live musical performance from local Jazz group Soulon.
Studio Theater, Chesapeake Campus, 7 p.m.

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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