Women’s History Month

Scientist Ainissa G. Ramirez gives keynote for TCC's Women's History Month

Tidewater Community College celebrates Women’s History Month with a keynote speech by a nationally recognized scientist, a women’s empowerment symposium and a luncheon geared toward female students returning to college.

All events are free and open to the public.

TCC Women's History Month keynote speaker: Ainissa G. Ramirez

March 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Room K320

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Ainissa G. Ramirez, who aims to awaken the inner scientist in everyone, will deliver an address on March 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Campus Student Center in room K-320.

A scientist herself, Ramirez co-authored “Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game,” which tackles topics that include why woodpeckers don’t get concussions to how improved helmets actually make the game more dangerous.

Ramirez graduated from Yale University and earned her doctorate at Stanford University.

TCC Women's History Month Events

An assortment of free, public activities throughout March will be held at each of TCC's campuses. Events are subject to change and are on a first-come first-served basis.

Chesapeake Campus Events

Returning Women’s Luncheon
March 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center

Come hear from student support services and the Women’s Center and network with other women returning to college. Regina Brayboy, executive director of Healthy Suffolk, will present the keynote address. RSVP here

Norfolk Campus Events

Why Does She Matter?
March 15, Noon – 2 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor

LaJuan Hines-Rome, founder and director of She’ Matters GIRLS, Inc., a Norfolk based nonprofit that connects females ages 6 to 22 with mentors, will speak.

Documentary Day – “Hidden Figures”
March 21, Noon – 2 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, Women’s Center (3rd Floor)

Learn about women's contributions to NASA during a special showing of “Hidden Figures.”

Portsmouth Campus Events

Vision Board Workshop
March 12, Noon – 1 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, room E-126

Create and design your own vision board and explore techniques for successful goal setting.

HerStory Pop-up
March 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus, Building A Lobby

Challenge your knowledge of women's contributions to culture and advancement. Prizes included!

Women’s Empowerment Symposium
March 23, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center

Following the national theme of Women’s History Month, “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” the symposium will include plenary sessions, a keynote luncheon and a girl power exhibition fair. Reserve your seat 

Women’s Empowerment Pledge
March 28, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center Commons

Learn how to support women in their lives and pledge to be community allies and agents of change on campus. 

Virginia Beach Campus Events

Film – “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”
March 12, 10 a.m.
Virginia Beach Student Center, Movie Lounge

Filmmaker Mary Dore chronicles the events, the movers and the shakers of the feminist movement from 1966 to 1971.

Voter Registration Drive
March 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center Cafe

Register to vote in honor of the 19th amendment!

Visual Arts Center

HerStory Pop-up
March 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Challenge your knowledge of women's contributions to culture and advancement. Prizes included!