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Tidewater Community College Black History Month Celebration of Events 2017

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Walter Kimbrough, the high-profile and dynamic president of Dillard University, is the keynote speaker for Tidewater Community College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Kimbrough will speak on Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of TCC’s Norfolk Campus Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Kimbrough was previously director of student activities and leadership at Old Dominion University. In addition to ODU, he has worked at Emory University, Georgia State University and Albany State University, where he became the vice president for student affairs.

He earned degrees from the University of Georgia, Miami University in Ohio and Georgia State University.

Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on historically black colleges and universities and African American men in college.

In 2010, he made the Ebony Magazine Power 100 list of the doers and influencers in the African American community, joining the likes of former President Obama, Michelle Obama, Jay-Z, Richard Parsons, Tyler Perry, Debra Lee and Tom Joyner.

The Atlanta native is known for engaging students on social media. He was cited in 2010 by BachelorsDegree.com as one of 25 college presidents to follow on Twitter (@HipHopPrez).

Dillard, located in New Orleans, is a historically black college whose roots go back to the mid-19th century.

The national theme for Black History Month is “The Crisis in Black Education,” which focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans.

The celebration includes a wide assortment of free, public activities throughout February with speakers, discussions and entertainment at each of TCC’s campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

Another highlight of TCC’s Black History Month will be the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Program on Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Norfolk Campus Student Center.

Hosted annually by TCC and its Intercultural Learning Center, this event recognizes members of the TCC student body, faculty and Hampton Roads community whose passion for service and justice reflects that of Dr. King. View this year’s recipients and RSVP at www.tcc.edu/mlk.

For more information, please contact intercultural@tcc.edu or 757-822-7296. Events are subject to change and are on a first-come, first-served basis. For the most up-to-date listing of events, visit www.tcc.edu//academics/intercultural-learning/black-history.

For maps and directions, visit www.tcc.edu/locations.

Campus events
Feb. 2

Black Women’s History Information Table
Noon – 2 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus, Joint-Use Library lobby
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Black Women’s History Information Table
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Chesapeake Campus Student Center lobby
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Feb. 6

Black Women’s History Information Table
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Portsmouth Campus Student Center lobby
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Feb. 8

Random Act of Kindness Campaign Kickoff
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Chesapeake Campus Student Center Lobby
Visit the Women’s Center’s event featuring the Random Acts of Kindness Campaign, which promotes kindness, connection and healthy relationships.

Feb. 9

Intercultural Club Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
This bi-weekly meeting of the student organization is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of different cultures and fostering relationships between international and domestic students.

Feb. 14

Black History Month Munch and Movie: “Love Jones”
Noon – 2 p.m. – Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor
Enjoy a screening of “Love Jones,” the story of a young African American couple in Chicago navigating the complexities of dating and relationships. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Feb. 15

Intercultural Learning Center Documentary Day: “13th”
2 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
Visit the Intercultural Learning Center for a screening of director Ava DuVernay’s documentary about race relations in America since the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and its relationship to mass incarceration.

Feb. 16

Black Women’s History Information Table
Noon – 2 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, cafe
View an interactive display featuring famous black women throughout history.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Black History Month Munch and Movie
10 -11:30 a.m. – Portsmouth Campus Student Center Theater
Celebrate Black History Month with a screening of a culturally relevant film. (Film: TBD) Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Feb. 22

Black History Month Munch and Movie: “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock”
Noon – 2 p.m. – Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Potomac Seminar Room
“Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” documents the life of a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, who led the charge to desegregate all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

Feb. 23

Interactive Student Workshop: Debate vs. Dialogue
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Norfolk Campus, Walker Building, room 3301
The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will host a workshop for students to encourage productive dialogue surrounding political and social issues that they encounter on campus and in their communities. Refreshments provided.

Intercultural Club Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
This bi-weekly meeting of the student organization is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of different cultures and fostering relationships between international and domestic students. All are welcome.

Feb. 28

Virginia Organizing Immigration & Dismantling Racism Chapter Team Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, room A-115
Join representatives of this Virginia nonprofit centered on teaching individuals to organize within and advocate for their communities. All are welcome. For information, visit www.virginia-organizing.org.