Hispanic Heritage Month

TCC events and activities mark Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

TCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2016



The theme for Hispanic Heritage Month in 2016 is “Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future,” recognizing the spirit and contributions of Hispanic Americans in the Hampton Roads community and nationwide. TCC's Office for Intercultural Learning will host several special events, including a keynote address by Daniel Hernandez Jr., who garnered national recognition for helping save the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. 

In addition, TCC will celebrate the rich and diverse cultural traditions of Hampton Roads’ Hispanic-American community with activities on all four campuses. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place from September 14 through October 17.

Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Address: Daniel Hernandez Jr. 

Tuesday, October 4
12:30 p.m. (reception at noon)
Student Center, K-320, Virginia Beach Campus

Hispanic Heritage Month keynote speaker Daniel HernandezHernandez was an intern for the Arizona congresswoman when she and 18 others were shot in Tucson, Ariz., in 2011. He used his emergency medical training to help Giffords until paramedics arrived and later was commended for heroism by President Obama.

Hernandez will speak on October 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Room K-320 of the student center on the TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus. A reception will be held at noon and a book signing at 1:30 p.m.

The son of a Mexican mother and first generation Mexican-American father, Hernandez is currently running for the Arizona State Legislature.

An advocate for LGBT issues, Hernandez, the former University of Arizona student, plans to devote his career to public service.

TCC Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Chesapeake Campus Events

Fiesta 2016 & Food Sampling
September 15
noon - 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Student Center

We will celebrate the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dancing, and a sampling of authentic dishes from a variety of Hispanic cultures.

Chesapeake Keynote & Culture
September 28
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Student Center

The Chesapeake campus will offer a keynote presenter followed by an authentic dessert sampling, and an activity that educates and engages students around various Hispanic cultures. 

Norfolk Campus Events

Hispanic Heritage Month film: Real Women Have Curves
September 20
noon - 2 p.m.
Norfolk Student Center, multipurpose room on the 5th floor (#5509)

Sponsored by The Women’s Center 

Portsmouth Campus Events

Hispanic Heritage Highlights
Mondays: September 19 and 26, October 3 and 10
Featured weekly in the Portsmouth Campus Scoop

Dichos Populares
Wednesdays: September 14, 21 and 28, October 5 and 12
Featured weekly in the Portsmouth Campus Scoop

Spanish TV
Wednesdays: September 14, 21 and 28, October 5 and 12
9 a.m.  -  5 p.m.
Portsmouth Student Center, Theater Room
Spanish-language variety programming providing access and exposure to culture through language and media.

Música Por Favor (Music Please)
Thursdays: September 15, 22 and 29, October 6 and 13
9 a.m.  -  5 p.m.
Portsmouth Student Center
Spanish-Language Music

Spanish Trivia Pop-Up
September 26
noon  -  1 p.m.
Portsmouth Student Center, Lobby
Explore general knowledge, culture, history, heritage and contributions of various Hispanic-American groups and individuals. Snacks. Raffle Prizes.

For more information, contact pscevents@tcc.edu.

Make ‘N Take: Maracas
October 17
11:30 a.m.  -  1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus, Building C
Learn about this fundamental percussion instrument and create your own.

Virginia Beach Campus Events

Intercultural Club Meeting
September 15 
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus
ILC Programming Room

Student organization dedicated to promoting an appreciation of different cultures and fostering relationships between international and domestic students.

ILC Documentary Day – Hispanic Heritage Month
September 21 
 2 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus
Intercultural Learning Center, Room A-114

Join us in the ILC as we screen an episode of the PBS documentary series Latino Americans

ILC Documentary Day – Hispanic Heritage Month
October 12
 2 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus
Intercultural Learning Center, Room A-114

ILC Documentary Day continues its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a screening of another episode of PBS’ Latino Americans.  

International Friends and Family Night
October 12
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus
Intercultural Learning Center, Room A-115

Information session for friends and family of prospective and current F-1 students about international admissions, immigration regulations, and TCC support services.

Intercultural Club Meeting
October 13
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus
ILC Programming Room

Student organization dedicated to promoting an appreciation of different cultures and fostering relationships between international and domestic students.