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CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT TCC
National Theme: Many Backgrounds, Many Stories . . . One American Spirit
[Photo Essay]

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Aug. 19, 2011) – Celebrating the rich and diverse cultural traditions of Hampton Roads’ Hispanic-American community, Tidewater Community College commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month on all four of its campuses with a diverse schedule of speakers and cultural activities, free of charge and open to the public.

The theme of the 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, is Many Backgrounds, Many Stories . . . One American Spirit.

TCC’s events and activities, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, and running through Wednesday, Oct. 26, will pay homage to this theme by recognizing the spirit and contributions of Hispanic Americans, not only in this community, but nationwide.

For questions, contact TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus locations, maps and driving directions, visit http://www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.

Enrique Morones
The founder of Border Angels, a humanitarian organization which provides support and relief to migrant workers on the United States-Mexican border, wants Americans to know about the people behind the immigration policy debates.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus

CAMPUS EVENTS
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m.
Roundtable discussion: Join the conversation about the rise of Hispanic and Latino race and culture.
Whitehurst building, room 2057, Chesapeake Campus

Thursday, Sept. 15, Noon
Hispanic food tasting.
Whitehurst student lounge, Chesapeake Campus

Tuesday, Sept. 20, Noon
Think Fast Game Show: Test your knowledge of Hispanic heritage.
Whitehurst student lounge, Chesapeake Campus

CHANGE: Tuesday, Sept. 20, Noon
Festival with food and music. Learn Hispanic-inspired dancing with Jonathan Green with the
Virginia Beach Steppers.
Advanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach Campus

Monday, Sept, 26 - Friday, Sept. 30, Daytime hours
International week – join the student clubs on the Chesapeake Campus as they offer programming in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Whitehurst student lounge and Whitehurst lawn, Chesapeake Campus

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.
Film screening of El secreto de sus ojos. Following the showing, join the discussion led by Gabriela Toletti, professor of Spanish.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m.
Learn to dance with a Latin flare with Jonathan Green from the Virginia Beach Steppers.
Whitehurst, room 2057, Chesapeake Campus

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Ernesto Meija, professional baseball player with the minor league Mississippi Braves, will speak to students about leadership.
Chesapeake Campus Theater

Friday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.
Film screening: Selena
Pungo Auditorium, Virginia Beach Campus

Monday, Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Latin night. Learn to dance with a Latin flare with instructor Erika Phillips. Light refreshments.
Virginia Beach Building, room G-139, Virginia Beach Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m.
Learn to dance with a Latin flare with Jonathan Green from the Virginia Beach Steppers.
Whitehurst, room 2057, Chesapeake Campus

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Is the end of the world near? William Paquette, professor of history, and Gabriela Toletti, professor of Spanish, discuss Maya civilization and share their diverse viewpoints.
The Forum, Portsmouth Campus

CANCELLED: Tuesday, Oct. 6, Noon
Feista with food and music. Learn Hispanic-inspired dancing with Jonathan Green with the
Virginia Beach Steppers.
Advanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 11, Noon
Fiesta with food, music and games.
The Quad, Portsmouth Campus (rain site - Building A)

Wednesday, Oct. 12, Noon
Fiesta and Latin dancing. To include Hispanic food, music, games and a performance by TCC student finalists from the Latin Dance series with Jonathan Green.
Whitehurst student lounge, Chesapeake Campus

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Learn to dance the salsa.
Student Center, Norfolk Campus

Thursday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Learn to dance the merengue.
Student Center, Norfolk Campus

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
Culture explosion: Come sample a variety of ethnic foods.
Advanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach Campus

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085


Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-five 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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