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TCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH – FEBRUARY 2007

Public invited to share in films, speakers, jazz, African dance and hands-on art

Highlight: Talks by 1st African-American female transplant surgeon - Dr. Velma Scantlebury

 

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 2, 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 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  for a list of all TCC Black History Month events. For directions and maps to TCC’s four campuses, click here for “campus maps”.

February 1

Discussion of the Tuskegee Airmen

Howard Manly, formerly director, Field Activities Division, Air Force Systems Command and, concurrently, deputy commander, Contingency Operations Group for JCS world-wide readiness exercises, will discuss the important contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Portsmouth Campus: 822-1122

Beazley Building, Portsmouth Theater, Room 222

12:30 - 1:30 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. This is poetry at its best for all to enjoy.

Virginia Beach Campus: 822-1122

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room 133

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Suwabi African Ballet - back by popular demand

For over10 years, the Suwabi African Ballet has brought to life the traditions of African culture. You will experience the excitement of authentic African dance, costumes and rhythmic percussion as you watch their excellent performance. 

Norfolk Campus: 822-1122

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St., Room 4235

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Open “Mic” Hour with Nathan Richardson

Renowned poet, story teller and author Nathan Richardson will share his gift of poetry. Books will be for sale following the event. 

Chesapeake Campus:  822-1122

Whitehurst Building, Theater  

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

February 5

It’s a Step Show!

Appreciate the energy, enthusiasm and great teamwork of TCC’s Step team in action.

Portsmouth Campus:  822-1122

Beazley Building, Cafeteria, Bay 5

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

February 6

A Highlight event   -  Dr. Velma P. Scantlebury

As professor of surgery and director of transplantation at the University of South Alabama’s Regional Transplant Center, Mobile, Ala., Dr. Scantlebury is the first African-American woman transplant surgeon in the United States. She is very active in promoting organ donation and transplantation in minority populations. Sponsored by the TCC Women's Center.
Norfolk Campus: 822-1122

Martin Building, 300 Granby St., Room 2505

12 - 1 p.m.

The Power of Personal Decisions

As part of TCC’s Leadership Lecture Series, Andrea Mosby-Jones tells her own story about success. Known to capture her audience within moments, Andrea’s passion empowers students to realize that no matter what hardships or struggles they face, they can emerge stronger. She looks at these challenges as opportunities to build character and to allow people to learn about their full potential.

Virginia Beach Campus:  822-1122

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room 133

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

February 7

A Highlight event   -  Dr. Velma P. Scantlebury

As professor of surgery and director of transplantation at the University of South Alabama’s Regional Transplant Center, Mobile, Ala., Dr. Scantlebury is the first African-American woman transplant surgeon in the United States. She is very active in promoting organ donation and transplantation in minority populations. Sponsored by the TCC Women's Center.
Portsmouth Campus: 822-1122

Beazley Building, Waterfront Conference Room, Bay 5

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

February 8

That’s Slammin’

Queen Sheba performs her original, award-winning slam poetry, demonstrating a powerful new art form.

Virginia Beach Campus: 822-1122

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room 133

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

February 13

The American Dream

The American Jazz Ensemble uses music, song and narrative to embrace the life story of Louis Armstrong, one of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century.

Virginia Beach Campus: 822-1122

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room 133

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

                

One Noble Journey

Mike Wiley presents this historical performance based on a true story that traces the desperate measures taken by Henry “Box” Brown to gain freedom from slavery and to start a new life in Philadelphia.

Virginia Beach Campus: 822-1122

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room 133 

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

                     

February 15

I Remember

Gayle Danley, poet and performer, focuses her unique talent on her original poetry through her expressions and emotions.

Virginia Beach Campus: 822-1122

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room 133

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

February 20

Okuva Edda: A Cultural Extravaganza

Daniel SSuuna shares his experiences of growing up in Uganda through traditional songs, dances and stories.

Virginia Beach Campus:  822-1122

Pungo Building, Pungo Auditorium, Room 133 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Speaker Forum of Service Organizations

Learn history from those who have experienced it. Speakers from organizations such as Shriners, NAACP and The Urban League will talk about their histories and how “things” have changed since the early days.

Portsmouth Campus: 822-1122

Beazley Building, Portsmouth Theater, Room 222

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

             

Poetry Readings

TCC Students, faculty and staff members present their favorite poems by African-American poets.

Norfolk Campus: 822-1122Martin Building, 300 Granby St., Room 2505

12 - 1 p.m.

                           

February 21

Leaders in Industry Career Panel

Hear testimonials and valuable information on how to own and operate a business, from local minority business leaders.

Chesapeake Campus: 822-1122

Pass Building, Room 133B

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

February 22

Prose, Poetry, Percussion and Song

The rhythmic beauty of West African storytelling and dance will come alive as you watch and listen to the performance of Tom Teasley and Charles Williams.

Virginia Beach Campus: 822-1122

Pungo Auditorium, Pungo Room 133

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

African American Art Workshop

Discover visual arts as an African American experience. Participants will use ink, string and paper while receiving instructions to create their own unique work of art.

Norfolk Campus: 822 - 1122

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St., Room 4235

12 - 2 p.m.

The Cotton Club

Enjoy a historical, cultural experience when you attend the re-creation of the Harlem Cotton Club. The evening will include dancing, open expressions and music.

Portsmouth Campus:  822-1122

Beazley Building, Cafeteria, Bay 5

6 p.m.

February 23

Legacies: The Dream Lives On

Plan to attend a special awards program co-sponsored by Tidewater Community College and The Urban League.

Norfolk Campus: 822-1122

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St., Theater

6:30 p.m.

February 28

MaTunde Sakill African Dance and Arts Ensemble

Experience traditional African music and dance as you watch this outstanding and memorable performance. 

Chesapeake Campus: 822-1122

Whitehurst Building, Student Lounge

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

 


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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 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 www.tcc.edu

 
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