Women’s History Month

TCC events and activities mark Women's History Month 2016

As part of its ongoing theme "Changing America," Tidewater Community College celebrates Women's History Month with speakers, panel discussions and films that reflect the personal victories of women across the nation. TCC's Office for Intercultural Learning will host a keynote address by Everyday Feminism author Sandra Kim.

Women's History Month Keynote Address: Sandra Kim, Founder and CEO of Everyday Feminism

Tuesday, March 22
12:30 p.m. (reception at noon)
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Room K-320

Kim is the founder and CEO as well as the co-publisher of Everyday Feminism. 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.

Free and open to the public.

Information: intercultural@tcc.edu or 757-822-7296

If special accommodations are needed, please contact the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122 or the Office of Educational Accessibility at 757-822-7552 at least two weeks prior to the event.

 

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

Film Screening: “Miss Representation”
March 23, 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 challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Sponsored by the Women's Center

#WomenCrushWednesday
March 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room

Come and see an exhibit of unsung women, who in some shape or form, impacted the world and community around them.

Sponsored by the Women's Center

Norfolk Campus

Women’s History Month program
March 3, Noon - 2 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor

Come and learn about the contributions of women in our community.

Sponsored by Student Activities and the Women’s Center

Women’s History Month Trivia
Throughout the month of March (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.  -  3 p.m.
Women’s Center (Student Center, 5th Floor, room 5306)

Stop by the Norfolk Women’s Center throughout the month of March for a fun bit of women’s history trivia. Correctly identify the day’s photo of a famous woman and receive a prize!

Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Portsmouth Campus

Women’s Empowerment Highlights
Throughout the month of March (Monday-Friday)

A member of the Portsmouth Campus community will be featured in an AskPortsmouth email highlight each day during the month of March to raise awareness about the richness of our community as well as their unique contributions to the campus culture.  If you would like to submit yourself or another woman from the campus community, email us at pscevents@tcc.edu.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Campus Student Center

Women’s Stories Wednesdays
Wednesdays throughout the month of March
9 a.m.  -  5 p.m.
Student Center Theater Room

TV programming will focus on achievement and contributions of women to culture and society.

Sponsored by Portsmouth Student Activities

Women’s History Month Game Show
March 2, noon - 1 p.m.
Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room E-126, Portsmouth Campus

Join us as we learn more about women in history through a fun game show.

Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Women’s History Month Information Table
March 15, noon - 1 p.m.
Student Center Lounge, Portsmouth Campus

Learn about women throughout history and about the programs and services provided by TCC’s Women’s Center.

Sponsored by: the Women’s Center

“What Are You Leaving Behind?”
March 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room E-124, Portsmouth Campus

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

Leadership 'N Lunch: Women in the Military
March 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Student Center, Multipurpose Room

Lt. Corlette G. LaCompte will discuss the challenges, opportunities and perceptions of women leaders in the military.Register online by March 9.

Sponsored by Portsmouth Student Activities

Women’s Empowerment Symposium
March 18, 9 a.m.  -  3 p.m.
Student Center
Featuring keynote presenter Laurie Cannady

Sponsored by Portsmouth Student Activities

Women’s Stories Wednesday
March 23, all day
Student Center Theater, Portsmouth Campus

Join us in the Student Center Theater 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: 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 the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity.

Virginia Beach Campus

Writing Women Back Into History
March 2, noon - 1 p.m.
Student Center Café, Virginia Beach Campus

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

Writing Women Back Into History
March 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Student Center, 2nd Floor Hallway, Virginia Beach Campus

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

Gaming While Female: Press Start at Your Own Risk
March 21, noon - 1 p.m.
Student Center, Room K-304, Virginia Beach Campus

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

Film Screening: "Chisholm ‘72: Unbought & Unbossed"
March 24, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Joint Use Library, Room L102 & L 103, Virginia Beach Campus

Pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm, the nation's first African-American congresswoman, launches a campaign for the United States presidency in the 1972 election, and wins 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

Film Screening: "Suffragette"
March 29, 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Student Center, 2nd Floor, Movie Lounge, Virginia Beach Campus

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