TCC celebrates Women’s History Month 2016

February 29, 2016
2016 Women's History Month keynote speaker Sandra Kim

Tidewater Community College celebrates Women’s History Month under the theme of Changing America. Sponsored by the college’s Office for Intercultural Learning, the month-long observation includes speakers, panel discussions and films that reflect the personal victories of women across the nation.

Keynote speaker Sandra Kim will share her journey of starting Everyday Feminism on March 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, room K-320. Launched in June 2012, Everyday Feminism has become one of the most popular feminist digital media sites in the world, with a readership of 4.5 million monthly visitors from over 200 countries and a team of over 40 writers.

Prior to Everyday Feminism, Kim worked in the nonprofit arena and volunteered to work with sexual assault survivors, intimate partner violence survivors, and youth involved with gang-related activities.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center at 757- 822-1122. For campus locations click here. For the latest updates visit the Women's History Month webpage.  (Note: Events are subject to change and are on a first-come first-served basis.)
 

Keynote Address
 
March 22

Sandra Kim
12:30 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Room K-320 (Reception at noon)
Sandra Kim will share her journey of starting Everyday Feminism. Launched in June 2012, the site has become one of the most popular feminist digital media sites in the world, with a readership of 4.5 million monthly visitors from over 200 countries and a team of over 40 writers.
 

Campus Events
 
March 2

Writing Women Back Into History
Noon - 1 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Café
Visit with staffers and view a display of famous women throughout history. Students will be given handouts encouraging them to record their stories and capture oral histories of the women in their families in an effort to “write women back into history.”
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and Virginia Beach Student Activities

Women’s History Month Game Show
Noon - 1 p.m. – Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room E-126
Get in the game and learn more about women in history.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

March 3

Women’s History Month program
Noon - 2 p.m. – Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
Come and learn about the contributions of women in our community.
Co-sponsored by Student Activities and the Women’s Center

March 15

Women’s History Month Information Table
Noon - 1 p.m. – Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Lounge
Learn about women throughout history and about the programs and services provided by TCC’s Women’s Center.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

March 16

“What Are You Leaving Behind?”
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room E-124.
What will the history books say about you? Through this facilitated discussion, participants will be asked to consider what they will be leaving behind, and learn ways to work towards creating a lasting legacy of their own.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

March 17

Writing Women Back Into History
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, 2nd Floor Hallway
Visit with staffers and view a display of famous women throughout history. Students will be given handouts encouraging them to record their stories and capture oral histories of the women in their families in an effort to “write women back into history.”
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and Virginia Beach Student Activities

March 21

Panel Discussion: Gaming While Female: Press Start at Your Own Risk
Noon - 1 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Room K-304
Join the conversation about gaming and women. The panel will examine both the representations of women and girls in video games, and the ways in which female gamers are routinely mistreated by the largely male dominated gaming community. The panel will examine “Fake Geek Girls” as a concept, sexual harassment experienced by female gamers both online/in-game and at conventions. Moderating the panel will be an Old Dominion University Women’s Studies student as part of her Capstone Project.
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and Virginia Beach Student Activities

March 23

Film Screening: “Miss Representation”
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. – Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Potomac Seminar room
This film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence, and challenge’s the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Films that tell women’s stories
All Day – Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Theater
Join us as we listen to women tell their personal stories in back-to-back screenings of the following films: “Girl Rising,” “A Powerful Noise,” and “Half the Sky.”

“Girl Rising” journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world. These are ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice. 

“A Powerful Noise” follows three extraordinary women – in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mali, and Vietnam – as they lead day-to-day battles against ignorance, poverty, oppression and ethnic strife.

“Half the Sky” is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of women around the world, but to help to transform oppression into opportunity.

March 24

Film Screening: “Chisholm ‘72: Unbought & Unbossed”
Noon - 1:30 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus Joint Use Library, Room L102 & L103
This film depicts pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm, the nation's first African-American congresswoman, as she launches a campaign for the United States presidency in 1972 and earns an impressive amount of support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters.
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and Virginia Beach Student Activities

March 29

Film Screening: “Suffragette”
12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, 2nd Floor, Movie Lounge
In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts. Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst, Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote.
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and Virginia Beach Student Activities

March 30

Women Crush Wednesday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room
Come and see an exhibit of unsung women, who is some shape or form, impacted the world and community around them.