Women’s History Month

Community activist Lateefah Simon 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 advocate for social justice, a career speaker series and a panel discussion. 

All events are free and open to the public.

TCC Women's History Month keynote speaker: Lateefah Simon 

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

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Lateefah Simon, president of the Akonadi Foundation, is dedicated to advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in California’s Bay Area. The foundation seeks to eliminate structural racism, focusing on Oakland, Calif.

Simon was named “California Woman of the Year” by the California State Assembly and has been recognized by the Ford Foundation, the National Organization for Women, Lifetime Television and “O” Magazine. In 2016, Simon was named one of The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40.

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

Safe-Care Table
March 2, 11 a.m – 1 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center Lobby

Self-care table with a theme of alcohol awareness and safety.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

VCIC Interactive Student Workshop: Debate vs. Dialogue
March 16, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) will host this workshop for students to encourage productive dialogue surrounding political and social issues that they encounter on campus and in their communities. Free and open to all TCC students. Refreshments will be provided.

This program addresses the VCCS General Education Learning Outcomes on cultural and social understanding and personal development: 3a, 3b, 3d, 3e and 5b.

Women’s History Month Munch and Movie: Very Young Girls
March 22, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Potomac Seminar Room

Very Young Girls documents the stories of girls in New York City as they are rescued from the human trafficking trade.

Co-sponsored by: The TCC Women’s Center and the Chesapeake Campus Learning Resource Center

Financial Literacy Workshop
March 29, noon - 1 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Potomac Seminar Room

Workshop to teach about budgeting, saving, and managing money.

Women Crush Wednesday
March 29, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room

Women Crush Wednesday celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring unsung heroines, both local and global, who have impacted the world in their own unique way.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Norfolk Campus

Self -Care Table
March 1, noon - 1 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 1st Floor Lobby

Educational information on self-care, stress management

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Women’s History Month Munch and Movie: Betty and Coretta
March 21, noon - 2 p.m.
Women’s Center Lounge, Student Center, 3rd Floor, Room 5306

Betty and Coretta follows the widows of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X as they learn to carry on as single mothers following the assassination of their husbands.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Career Speaker Series  -  Cheryl Tan
March 23, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Norfolk Campus, Martin Building, Room 2610

Cheryl Tan is one of four exciting guests that will be presenting as part of the Women’s Center Career Speakers Series. In June 2014, Cheryl left her position as a newscaster at WAVY-TV to start her own video marketing and media strategy company. She is going to speak about her experience as a career switcher and how she helps entrepreneurs be seen as experts in their field through the use of technology and mass communications.

This program is free and open to the public.

Lunch will be served.

Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a smart tablet.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Writing Women Back into History – Panel Discussion
March 28, 1 - 3 p.m.
Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor

Join the Women’s Center for a panel discussion with unsung local heroines sharing their stories of how they have impacted the world in their own unique way.

Co-sponsored by: The TCC Women’s Center and the Norfolk Campus Office of Student Engagement

Portsmouth Campus

Women’s Center Information Table
March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Building A, Lobby

Stop by the Women’s Center table for information about our programs and services.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Women’s Center Information Table
March 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center Lobby

Stop by the Women’s Center table for information about our programs and services.

First Friday Series: Women’s Stories Open Mic
March 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Commons area

Celebrate Women’s History Month through poetry or spoken word.

Make ‘n Take – Personal Wellness Journal
March 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room

Create  and design your own personal wellness journal. Explore techniques to gain clear perception and the importance of self-reflection. 

What Are You Leaving Behind?
March 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room 124

History often remembers us only by what we leave behind. What will the history books say about you? Through this facilitated discussion, participants will be asked to consider what it is they will be leaving behind and learn about ways to work towards creating a lasting legacy of their own.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Leadership n’ Lunch Series: Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business
March 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room

In honor of Women’s History Month, a panel will address the theme “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”. Discussion will include how women have influenced and changed the business world. 

Women’s Center Information Table
March 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Building B Lobby

Stop by the Women’s Center table for information about our programs and services.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

VCIC Interactive Student Workshop: Debate vs. Dialogue
March 21, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) will host this workshop for students to encourage productive dialogue surrounding political and social issues that they encounter on campus and in their communities. Free and open to all TCC students. Refreshments will be provided.

This program addresses the VCCS General Education Learning Outcomes on cultural and social understanding and personal development: 3a, 3b, 3d, 3e and 5b.

Women’s Stories Wednesday: MAKERS: Women Who Make America
March 22, 10  - 11:30 a.m.
Portsmouth Campus Student Center Theater

In celebration of Women’s History Month, TCC Women’s Center will be screening this important episode of the PBS MAKERS series, chronicling the social revolution for the advancement of women’s personal and professional autonomy.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Women’s Trivia Pop-up
March 28, noon - 1 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus Building A Lobby

How much do you know about Women History? Come spin the wheel and test your knowledge. 

Virginia Beach Campus

International Women’s Day Celebration
March 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Intercultural Learning Center, Room A-115

Visit the Intercultural Learning Center for a celebration in honor of International Women’s Day! Come learn about women from around the world, and participate in a scavenger hunt style quiz to win prizes!

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Writing Women Back into History Info Table
March 2, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Outdoor Main Breezeway

Info table featuring a display of women from history and handouts encouraging students to tell their stories and do oral histories of the women in their family to “write women back into history.”

Co-sponsored by: The TCC Women’s Center and Virginia Beach Student Activities

Writing Women Back into History Info Table
March 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Joint Use Library, Lobby

Info table featuring a display of women from history and handouts encouraging students to tell their stories and do oral histories of the women in their family to “write women back into history.”

Co-sponsored by: The TCC Women’s Center and Virginia Beach Student Activities

Women and Computers: Explore Your Career Options
March 15, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Room K-320

This free event will focus on women in the Computer Science and Information Systems Technology fields and will feature a panel discussion and a keynote speech from women in the industry.

Recommended for:
- Students planning or interested in a computer industry career
- Career switchers and/or undecided students
- Alumni

Free lunch will be provided.

RSVP by March 14

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center

Self-Care Info Table
March 28, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center Café

Engaging with students around these issues and informing them about the TWC

Sponsored by: TCC Women’s Center