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TCC PRESENTS SPEAKERS ON WOMEN’S ISSUES
Part of Women’s History Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Hampton Roads,  Va. (March 8, 2011) – Tidewater Community College observes Women’s History Month in March and Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April with guest speakers on its campuses, coordinated by the TCC Women’s Center.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus maps and driving directions, visit http://www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations/.

Women’s History Month

TCC welcomes Linda Wharton, J.D., associate professor of political science at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey, on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Theatre on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Wharton will speak about the evolution of legal protection for American women, highlighting the success of the women’s movement and the unfinished quest for women’s equality. Prior to her teaching career, Wharton specialized in litigation challenging sex discrimination. She was co-counsel in Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, in which the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed Roe vs. Wade.

The national theme of this year’s Women’s History Month celebration is “Writing Women Back into History.”

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Alden Pinkham, program specialist with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Polaris Project, will speak on Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m. in the Forum/Building A on the Portsmouth Campus. Alden will discuss human trafficking in American and provide strategies for students to raise awareness and bolster the fight against modern-day slavery.

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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 - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th 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-five 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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