Hispanic Heritage Month

TCC events and activities mark Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

“Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance Our Traditions” is the national theme for 2018's Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the traditions, history and culture of Hispanic Americans in the Hampton Roads community and nationwide. TCC's Intercultural Learning Center echoes that theme with its own message of “Changing America: The Culture of Identities.” 

Keynote Program: On the Scene with Hispanic Theater

Thursday, September 27
5:30 p.m.
TCC Roper Theater, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 

Gabriela TolettiRenowned playwright part of TCC's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Tidewater Community College will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with a keynote program featuring world-renowned playwright Dino Armas, Professor Gabriela Christie Toletti, Juan Raúl Ferreira and other guests on Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk.

The trio will discuss Toletti’s new book, “On the Scene with Migration and Dictatorship: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Work of Uruguayan Playwright Dino Armas.” The conversation will focus on the migratory waves that shaped Latin American, as well as military dictatorships that changed the course of history.

Toletti teaches Spanish classes at TCC and is chair of liberal arts on the Norfolk Campus. Ferreira is a past Uruguayan Parliament representative and senator and Uruguayan ambassador to Argentina.

Dancers performing selected tangos and actors portraying scenes from Armas’ plays will be part of the evening. A book signing and reception will follow the event.

One of the most prolific Uruguayan playwrights, Armas’ works have been staged in Latin America, the United States and Europe.

“My book is a way to enter Armas’ world to inquire into Hispanic and universal human conflicts,” Toletti said. “This work constitutes a shared stage of reflection, analysis, collaboration and affection toward Armas, Hispanic culture and a universal multicultural heritage.”

TCC will celebrate the rich and diverse cultural traditions of Hampton Roads’ Hispanic-American community with activities on its four campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

The Hispanic Heritage month events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the ILC at intercultural@tcc.edu or 757-822-7296.



 

TCC Hispanic Heritage Month Events

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.

Chesapeake Campus

Munch & Movie
Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Enjoy “CoCo,” the story of aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, who enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

How to Salsa & Salsa
Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Learn how to make salsa and receive salsa dance instruction.

Zumba
Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Get your body moving with Zumba

Make & Take
Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Join us for crafting and design with an Hispanic flair

Fiesta 2018!
Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
Experience authentic Hispanic cuisine from across regions, dance and learn about Hispanic culture.

Virginia Beach Campus

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Sept. 17, 11 a.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, pathway
Learn about different cultures, music and more.

Cooking demonstration
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center
A local chef presents a cooking demonstration on various Hispanic-themed dishes.

Munch & Movie
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center
Enjoy “CoCo,” the story of aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, who enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Joint Use Library

Munch & Movie
September 20th, 5 pm - 7 pm
Joint Use Library
Enjoy “CoCo,” the story of aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, who enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Hispanic Genealogy
Wednesday, October 10th
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center
Learn more about Hispanic Genealogy!