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TCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Public invited to share in films, speakers, jazz, dance, Jeopardy

One of TCC's Black History Month performers, Nathan Richardson - poet, story teller and author of Likeness of Being - will perform at noon on Feb. 14 in the Roper Performing Arts Center.

Award-winning actress Michelle Banks will perform Reflections of a Deaf Black Woman as part of Black History Month at TCC; 6 p.m., Feb. 28, at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

in Norfolk.


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 27, 2006) – Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month with a wide assortment of activities throughout February. With performances, films, lectures and entertainment at each of TCC’s four campuses, the community is invited to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of African Americans. All activities are free and open to the general public.

Highlights are listed below. Visit www.tcc.edu to view all TCC Black History Month events.

February 1
Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Fraternal Social, and Civic Organizations.
Portsmouth Campus: 822-2301
Melvin O. Marriner, Pastor of Grove Baptist Church in Portsmouth, will deliver the speech.
12:30 p.m./ Beazley Building, Theater (Room 222)

February 2, 2006
African dance performance featuring Suwabi African Ballet
Norfolk Campus: 822-1251
Celebration of African-American history and culture with a live performance including
authentic drums and costumes.
Noon/ TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

Cure for the Poetry Blahs Workshop
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
Versatile poet and educator Toni Wynn explores the poetry of Langston Hughes, Nikki
Giovanni and Shel Silverstein.
12:30-1:30 p.m./ Pungo Building Auditorium

February 7, 2006
That’s Slammin’
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
Queen Sheba performs her original, award-winning slam poetry, to help gain an understanding of this powerful new art form.
12:30-1:30 p.m./ Pungo Building Auditorium

Leaders in industry - Career Panel of Minority Business Owners
Chesapeake Campus: 822-5138
Join us for a conversation with a career panel of minority business owners.
12:30 p.m./Whitehurst Building 2057

Film: “Black Women On: The Light, Dark Thang”
Portsmouth Campus: 822-2301
A film presentation facilitated by Tonya Jones, Training and Development Manager, Human Resources, TCC
12:30p.m./ Beazley Building Theater (Room 222)

February 8, 2006
Hip Hop Jeopardy Game
Portsmouth Campus: 822-2301
Test your knowledge in an exciting game of Hip Hop Jeopardy hosted by DJ "B" of WOWI 103 JAMZ (102.9 FM)
12:30 p.m./ Beazley Building Cafeteria

Black History – TCC Style
Norfolk Campus: 822-1251
Participants will learn, laugh and win prizes while watching or participating in this exciting trivia game show.
Noon/ TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Room 4235

February 9, 2006
Queen Sheba: “Slam Poetry”
Chesapeake Campus: 822-5138
Renowned poet, Queen Sheba will share her love for the spoken word.
12:30 p.m./Whitehurst Building 2057

I Remember
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
Gayle Danley, poet and performer, shares her original poetry through expressions and emotions.
7:00 p.m./ Pungo Building Auditorium

February 13, 2006
Health Fair
Portsmouth Campus: 822-2301
Gain vital information on becoming and staying healthy. Hosted by the Nursing Department at the Portsmouth Campus
8:30-11 a.m./ Beazley Building Bay 4

February 14, 2006
Balla Fasseke and the Griots of Mali
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
Through storytelling, Atumpan brings to life the memory of ancient Mali and the history of the Manding people.
12:30-1:30p.m./ Pungo Building Auditorium

Nathan Live!!!!
Norfolk Campus: 822-1251
Presentation featuring Nathan Richardson, the poet, story teller and author of
Likeness of Being
Reception follows event.
Noon/TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

February 16, 2006
African Americans and Substance Abuse
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
Lecture by Sabrina Pugh – City of Virginia Beach Community Services Board
12:30-1:30 p.m./Pungo Building Auditorium

February 19, 2006
Film: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Norfolk Campus: 822-1251
The film explores an event that many claim started the civil rights movement 50 years ago.
7:30 p.m./TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

February 21, 2006
Prose, Poetry, Percussion and Song
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
Performed by Tom Teasley and Charles Williams – the rhythmic beauty of West African
storytelling and dance come alive.
12:30-1:30 p.m./ Pungo Building, Auditorium

Legacies: Passing the Torch
Norfolk Campus: 822-1251
A celebration of Black History Month and presentation of the Urban League’s Silver Star Awards. A partnership event with the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc.
6:30 p.m./ TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Theater

One Man Play: Tired Soul
Portsmouth Campus: 822-2301
Tired Soul is a story about Martin Luther King Jr. and the untold story of the bus boycott.
12:30 p.m./ Beazley Building Theater (Room 222)

February 23, 2006
The Two Nations of Black America
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
The Two Nations of Black America is a film that explores the cultural divide between middle-class and lower-class African Americans in America.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m./ Pungo Building, Auditorium

Race, Class, and Power in 20th Century Norfolk
Norfolk Campus: 822-1251
Earl Lewis, Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History and African American Studies at Emory University, will share his wealth of knowledge on the history and culture of Norfolk.
7 p.m./TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

February 24, 2006
Film: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
The film explores an event that many claim started the civil rights movement 50 years ago.
5 and 7:30 p.m./Pungo Building Auditorium

February 28, 2006
The American Dream
Virginia Beach Campus: 822-7226
The American Jazz Ensemble embraces the life story of Louis Armstrong through music, song and narrative.
12:30-1:30 p.m./Pungo Building Auditorium

Matunde Sakili African Dancers
Chesapeake Campus: 822-5138
12:30 p.m./Whitehurst Building Lounge

Reflections of a Deaf Black Woman
Portsmouth Campus: 822-2301
A one-woman play that presents an entertaining and enlightening way to break barriers between the hearing and deaf communities. Performed by award-winning actress Michelle Banks
6 p.m./ TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. 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-four 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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