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ODU professor Jennifer Fish to speak March 15 for TCC Women’s Center series


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Feb. 28, 2007)Women activists in Africa are leading the way to positive change around day-to-day issues like gender-based violence, poor socioeconomic conditions, AIDS and other health issues, says expert Jennifer Fish, associate professor of Women’s Studies, Old Dominion University.


In celebration of the Tidewater Community College Women’s Center series, Women Changing the World, Fish will guest speak about women making a difference in Africa.

She will talk at TCC on Thursday, March 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent, Bayside Building, room B-100. 


Fish holds a Ph.D. in sociology from American University, with concentrations in global sociology and in race/class/gender. Her research over the past 10 years has focused on the relationship between gender and South Africa’s transition to democracy. She has spent long periods of time working and researching in Capetown. Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa, her book based on 85 interviews with domestic servants and their employers, was published by Routledge in December 2005. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming book, Organizing Across Divides: Gender and Democratization in South African Civil Society. 


The lecture series, co-sponsored by TCC Student Activities, is free and open to the public. For more information or a complete series listing, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122, or visit




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 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