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TCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Public invited to share in poetry, speakers, jazz, dance, art exhibits   

Regina Scott Sanford, actor (right), and Amy Ferebee, American folk musician, will perform Shackles and Chains and Ties That Bind - their original, written-for-TCC musical drama - at each campus.

 

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Dec. 20, 2007) – 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, TCC invites the community to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of African Americans. All activities are free and open to the general public.

TCC Black History Month events are listed below and online, www.tcc.edu– where visitors can also check for updates on events.

Please note events are subject to change. Call the Information Center, 822-1122, for current details. For directions and maps to TCC campuses, click here for “campus maps”.

February 4, 2008

Living the Dream: Guest Speaker

Plan to attend the opening to hear distinguished guest speaker, Marlene Randall, Portsmouth City Councilwoman.

Theater, Portsmouth Campus

Room 222

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

February 5, 2008

Shackles and Chains and the Ties That Bind

Plan to attend this dramatic performance by Amy Ferebee and Regina Sanford.

Theater, Chesapeake Campus

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Think Fast Game Show “Black History Month Version”

The “Think Fast” Game Show will be back on campus to offer fun and excitement to students. Plan to participate.  Winners will receive cash prizes!

Gymnasium, Portsmouth Campus

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Living Jazz:  The History of African American Music

Sit back, relax, and listen to a musical program of traditional and contemporary jazz performed by the J Plunky Branch Duo.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

February 6, 2008

Black History Month Test Your Knowledge

Bring your knowledge of African American history, inventors, and much more to compete against your fellow students in this challenging knowledge game and win a fabulous prize!

On the Plaza, Norfolk Campus (weather permitting)

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

Think Fast Game Show “Black History Month Version”

The “Think Fast” Game Show will be back on campus to offer fun and excitement to students. Plan to participate.  Winners will receive cash prizes!

Whitehurst Building, Chesapeake Campus

Room 2057

12 p.m.

February 7, 2008

Hitz on the Plaza: Featuring Motown’s Greatest

Take a break from your studies and come out to the plaza to relax and listen to some of the great Motown artists. Informational materials will be available.

On the Plaza, Norfolk Campus (weather permitting)

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

Open Mic Hour with Nathan Richardson

Hear this renowned local poet and author of the award-winning collection of poetry “Likeness of Being” as he shares his works.

Studio Theater, Chesapeake Campus

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Shackles and Chains and the Ties That Bind

Plan to attend this dramatic performance by Amy Ferebee and Regina Sanford.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

7 to 8 p.m.

February 11, 2008

Grounded in Function

A ceramic art exhibit with works by Sharif Bey, professor of art and director of the art program at Winston-Salem State University.

Snack Bar Annex, Virginia Beach Campus

Kempsville Building

Hours vary

February 12, 2008

Shackles and Chains and the Ties That Bind

Plan to attend this dramatic performance by Amy Ferebee and Regina Sanford.

Waterfront Conference Room , Portsmouth Campus

Bay 5

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The Second American Revolution – Part One (Film)

As history tells us, the twentieth century was not always a period of growth and opportunity for blacks.  This film explores the court cases and influential leaders of that trying time.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

12:30 p.m.

February 13, 2008

Open Mic Nite

Join other students in reading poetry and singing for an evening of entertainment and creativity.

Theater, Portsmouth Campus

Room 222

6:30 to 9 p.m.

February 14, 2008

Hitz on the Plaza: Featuring Jazz Greats

Come and enjoy the music of some of the great jazz artists.  Informational materials will be available.

On the Plaza, Norfolk Campus (weather permitting)

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

The Second American Revolution – Part Two (Film)

The history of blacks in the twentieth century continues with the challenges of segregation and civil rights.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

12:30 p.m.

February 18, 2008

African Dance Troupe

Don’t miss this event!  The rhythmic beauty of African dance comes alive in this energetic performance.

Snack Bar, Virginia Beach Campus

Room D-100, Kempsville Building

12 p.m.

Hip Hop Forum

Hear a discussion about the culture of hip-hop and its influence in our society.  Presenters are Kelton Edmonds, California University of Pennsylvania; professor Will Boone, Temple University; and Cliff Coates, Hip-Hop artist.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

7 p.m.

                           

February 19, 2008

Professional Day

Plan to spend some time learning about appropriate make-up with representatives from Bovanti, a black-owned make-up company. They will demonstrate different techniques to add to that professional look.

Waterfront Conference Room, Portsmouth Campus

Bay 5

12:30 p.m.

Cure for the Poetry Blahs Workshop

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

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

12:30 p.m.

February 20, 2008

Step Show: Meet the Greeks

Representatives from the Black Pan-Hellenic Councils will present a step show to remember.

Cafeteria, Portsmouth Campus

Bay 5

12 p.m.

Matunde Sakili African Dance and Arts Ensemble

Experience traditional African dance in this exciting performance!

Whitehurst Student Lounge, Chesapeake Campus

12:30 p.m.

February 21, 2008

Hitz on the Plaza: Featuring Hip Hop

Come out on the Plaza and listen to some of the Hip Hop legends. Informational materials will be available.

On the Plaza, Norfolk Campus (weather permitting)

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

Find Your Own Voice

Poet Nathan Richardson uses his poetry to help create an understanding of poetry.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

12:30 p.m.

Living the Dream: Feature Event

Plan to attend this celebration of Black History Month featuring guest speaker Gary T. McCollum, Vice President, Cox Communications.  There will be entertainment and the presentation of the Urban League’s Silver Star Awards.  A partnership event with the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc.

Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk Campus

6:30 p.m.

Grounded in Function

A lecture by Sharif Bey, professor of art and director of the art program at Winston-Salem State University concludes the ceramic art show exhibit.  A reception will follow the lecture.

Snack Bar Annex, Virginia Beach Campus

Room D-100, Kempsville Building

7 p.m.

February 26, 2008

Day of the Arts

Enjoy dance, poetry, and art from the Harlem Renaissance.

Waterfront Conference Room, Portsmouth Campus

Bay 5

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: “Crime and Punishment”

Take part in this discussion on the criminal justice system and its affects on African Americans. William Pearsall will be the moderator.

Whitehurst Building, Chesapeake Campus

Room 2057

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Shackles and Chains and the Ties That Bind

Plan to attend this dramatic performance by Amy Ferebee and Regina Sanford.

Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk Campus

Room 4235 (2nd Floor)

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

African Americans and Substance Abuse

Plan to attend this informative lecture by Sabrina Pugh from the City of Virginia Beach Community Services Board.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

                  

February 27, 2008

The Cotton Club

Enjoy an evening of live jazz!

Cafeteria, Portsmouth Campus

Bay 5

6:30 to 9 p.m.

February 28, 2008

Hitz on the Plaza: Featuring a Mix of Music

Take one more opportunity to come and relax and enjoy the music of the Motown, jazz greats, and Hip Hop. Informational materials will be available.

On the Plaza, Norfolk Campus (weather permitting)

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

Prose, Poetry, Percussion and Song

The cadenced and rhythmic beauty of West African storytelling and dance come alive when performed by Tom Teasley and Charles Williams.

Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Room F-133

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Minority Business Leaders in Industry Career Panel 

Gain valuable insight from local African American business persons as they share their experiences. Refreshments will be provided by Student Activities.

Whitehurst Building, Chesapeake Campus

Room 2057

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Living the Dream: Guest Speaker

Plan to attend this closing ceremony featuring guest speaker, Nicole Livas, who joined Fox 43 and WAVY-TV in March of 2001. Livas co-anchors WAVY News 10 at 5 and 5:30 p.m. and Fox43 News at 10 p.m.

Theater, Portsmouth Campus

Room 222

12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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 the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional 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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