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TCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2010

Public invited to share in speakers, performances, exhibits, forums

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 6, 2010) – Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month with a wide assortment of activities throughout February. With performances, workshops, lectures and entertainment at each of its four campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, TCC invites the community to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of African Americans. All activities listed are free and open to the public.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus maps and driving directions, visit http://www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations/.  (Note: Events are subject to change and are on a first-come first-served basis.)

TCC 2010 Black History Month Events

February 1

Civil War Traveling Exhibit and Opening Receptions

Visit the Civil War Traveling Exhibit on display throughout the month of February, and plan to attend one of the two opening receptions.

Martin Building, Learning Resource Center, 300 Granby St.

Norfolk Campus

Receptions: Feb. 1, Noon and 5 p.m.

Biographies Exhibit

During the month of February, bulletin boards with featured biographies of famous Black artists, athletes, entertainers and political figures will be on display.

Pass Building , Learning Resource Center

Chesapeake Campus

 

February 2

Be You!

This performance by Urgeworks, an urban movement dance company, uses dance, poetry, rhythm and music to depict hip-hop culture’s positive influence on our society.

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room F-133

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m.

February 4

Living Jazz: The History of African-American Music

An educational musical program by the J. Plunky Branch Duo highlights both the traditional and contemporary aspects of a truly American invention.

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room F-133

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m.

Development of Hip Hop by Multinational Media Conglomerates

Dr. Lance Williams, assistant director of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and assistant professor of inner city studies education, will discuss the international business community’s exploitation of rap and hip-hop music to profit from the purchasing power of today’s young people. The discussion will also touch on gangsta rap and this media-created genre’s implications for modern youth.

Building A, Forum, Room A101

New Portsmouth Campus

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

Open Mic Hour

Come celebrate the history of jazz, poetry and rhythm and blues.                                                              Dr. Lance Williams

Pass Building, Studio Theatre

Chesapeake Campus

6:30 p.m.

  

February 9

Civil Writes

Versatile poet and educator Toni Wynn explores the poetry of Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni and Shel Silverstein.

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room F-133

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m.

 

Malcolm X: A Homemade Education (session offered twice; see Feb. 10)

While serving nearly seven years in prison for burglary, Malcolm X undertook a prodigious and life-changing task—educating himself through reading and taking notes on every book in the prison library. A brief documentary film and discussion are included.

Building A, Forum, Room A101

New Portsmouth Campus

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Discussion: Assessing President Obama’s First Year in Office

Please join us for an open forum to discuss President Barack Obama’s first year in office. TCC faculty will moderate, posing questions to attendees to stimulate active discussion.

Martin Building, Learning Resource Center, 300 Granby St.

Norfolk Campus

12:30 p.m.

 

February 10

Malcolm X: A Homemade Education (second time for this session)

While serving nearly seven years in prison for burglary, Malcolm X undertook a prodigious and life-changing task—educating himself through reading and taking notes on every book in the prison library. A brief documentary film and discussion are included.

Building A, Forum, Room A101

New Portsmouth Campus

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Soul Food Sampler—3rd Annual

Come join us for our 3rd Soul Food Sampler! A wide variety of dishes will be featured.

Andrews Building, Lobby, 315 Granby St.

Open to TCC students, faculty and staff only

Norfolk Campus

Noon

February 11

Essential African Threads

Through his narrative, storyteller Dylan Pritchett brings to life stories that were told in the early days of slavery, stories which promoted family strength and engaged the listener in the teaching of character and survival.

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room F-133

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m. 

 

February 16

Speaking at a Gathering

Through the character of Ol’ Bess, a tavern worker from 18th century Williamsburg, performer Sheila Arnold invites her audience to experience tales of humor, fortitude and strength that were an essential part of life in that time period of American history.

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room F-133

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m.

 

Gospel Choir and a Taste of Soul Food

Come hear the uplifting music of the Grove Baptist Church choir and sample some delicious soul food.

Building A, Forum, Room A101

Open to TCC students, faculty and staff only

New Portsmouth Campus

to 7 p.m.

February 17

Rhythm and Blues Concert and More

Step out for a musical performance featuring the sounds of R & B, as well as the sounds of traditional and contemporary jazz – accompanied by a dance performance by the Virginia Beach Steppers.

Kempsville Building, Snack Bar, Room D-102

Virginia Beach Campus

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Health Fair

Learn about healthy living from Portsmouth Campus Nursing students.

Building A, Forum, Room A101

Open to TCC students, faculty and staff only

New Portsmouth Campus

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Round Table Discussion: Is Black History Month Still Relevant?

Are we living a post-racial United States, or are racial issues as pertinent as ever in our country? Come share your opinions and thoughts on the relevance of Black History Month in 21st century America.

Whitehurst Building, Room 2057

Chesapeake Campus

1 p.m.

Discussion: We the People—Empowering All Cultures to Make Change

TCC counselor Danielle McLemore-Giscomb will lead an open-forum discussion addressing empowerment issues pertinent to all cultures.

Martin Building, Learning Resource Center, 300 Granby St.

Norfolk Campus

12:30 p.m.

  

February 18

America’s Black Patriot – a Conversation with John Rollison

Performer James Cameron presents a living history reenactment of this Revolutionary War-era African American. Cameron traces the life of John Rollison, a free African American, who managed to acquire wealth and notability and who soon realized that being free did not always mean being equal.

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room F-133

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m.

 

Folklore

Dylan Pritchett brings to life the history, humor, people, music and love of African-American culture through fables, stories and songs.

Building A, Forum, Room A101

New Portsmouth Campus

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 February 23

Oh, Freedom!

Join in an inspirational program depicting a part of American history, as told through stories and brought to life through music, song and dance.

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room F-133

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m.

 

Evening Soul Food Sampler

Sample some delicious soul food. A wide variety of dishes will be featured.

Andrews Building, Lobby, 315 Granby St.

Open to TCC students, faculty and staff only

Norfolk Campus

5 p.m. 

 

February 24

 

The Cotton Club

Flashback in time and enjoy a historical, cultural experience when you attend the re-creation of the Harlem Cotton Club. Featuring the Against All Odds Band. Come learn to swing dance!

Building A, Forum, Room A101

New Portsmouth Campus

6 to 8 p.m.

February 25

The Empowerment of Education in Black Communities

Tim Johnson, principal of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, will discuss the empowering role education has played and continues to play in the Black community. His presentation will be followed by a performance of the One Love Caribbean Steel Drum Band.

Building A, Forum, Room A101

New Portsmouth Campus

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Leaders in Industry Career Panel—Local African-American Business Leaders

Learn how our African-American community leaders in business and industry have excelled in their fields. Learn what you need to do to be as successful in similar fields.

Whitehurst Building, Room 2057

Chesapeake Campus

12:30 p.m.

TCC Information Center

757-822-1122 or 1-800-371-0898

www.tcc.edu

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - will serve a projected 47,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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