Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month 2015 under the national theme, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”

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

All activities listed, except those noted, are open to the public.

For information, call TCC’s Information Center at 757- 822-1122. Events are subject to change and are on a first-come first-served basis.

College-wide

Feb. 5: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Program
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Joint-Use Library, 2nd Floor, Virginia Beach Campus
The college marks the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing three honorees, including a community leader, a college leader and a student scholar. The event features the TCC Jazz Ensemble, multi-media presentations and student works of art.

Michael Tubbs
Michael Tubbs

Feb. 11: KEYNOTE Michael Tubbs
Noon, Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose room
Michael Tubbs is back by popular demand after his appearance during TCC’s 2014 Black History Month observance. In 2012, Tubbs, at 22, was elected the youngest member of the Stockton (Calif.) City Council. His political campaign, “Reinvent Stockton,” caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who donated $10,000. The documentary “True Son,” which follows the Stockton native through several months of campaigning and ultimate victory, debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The son of a teenage mother and an incarcerated father, Tubbs has defied bleak odds as a young, black male in a troubled community.

Feb. 15: “In the Heat of the Night” film
3 p.m., TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
The Roper Center will present the Academy Award-winning film “In the Heat of the Night” followed by a panel discussion, “From the Film to Ferguson: 50 Years Later.” “In the Heat of the Night,” based on John Ball’s 1965 novel, takes place in America during the 1960s as the country grappled with integration and an evolving acceptance of the Civil Rights Movement. The novel and film crossed fraught political lines, marking one of the first times in a motion picture an African American man reacted to – rather than accepted – provocation from a white man. The film won five Academy Awards and spawned a hugely popular television series.

L.A. Theatre Works
“In the Heat of the Night”

Feb. 20: “In the Heat of the Night” play
8 p.m., TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
L.A. Theatre Works, the nation’s premier radio theater company, presents its riveting stage adaptation by Matt Pelfrey for a single performance. Presented in the format of a live radio play, the production includes costumes, minimal sets and sound effects. Described as an “intimate, spontaneous experience,” the play includes adult language, and parental discretion is advised.

 

 

Campus Events

Feb. 3

Step Show
6 p.m., Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Gym
Enjoy a step show featuring steppers from sororities and fraternities from local colleges and universities. The roots of stepping trace back to the mid-1900s with fraternity and sorority members competing in song and dance rituals.

Movie Series – “True Son”
Noon, Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
“True Son” is a feature-length documentary that follows 22-year old Stanford graduate Michael Tubbs during his campaign for a seat on the Stockton (Calif.) City Council. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 4

Movie Series – “School Daze”
11a.m. and 3 p.m., Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room
“School Daze” portrays the life of a not-so-popular young man who wants to pledge a popular fraternity at his historically black college. Students will learn about the sociopolitical and interracial issues surrounding historically black Greek organizations during the late 1980s. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 5

Atumpan, The Talking Drums
12:30 p.m., Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Big Otter Room 3300
The sound of freedom rings in this presentation of music and stories of Africans from the Dismal Swamp and beyond.

Movie Series – “True Son”
2 p.m., Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Little Otter Room 3310
“True Son” is a feature-length documentary that follows 22-year old Stanford graduate Michael Tubbs during his campaign for a seat on the Stockton (Calif.) City Council. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 10

Movie Series – “True Son”
5 p.m., Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
“True Son” is a feature-length documentary that follows 22-year old Stanford graduate Michael Tubbs during his campaign for a seat on Stockton (Calif.) City Council (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 11

“Think Fast” Game Show
12:30 p.m., Chesapeake Campus Student Center, Chesapeake Bay Room 3100
Join us in a game to test your wits and win some cash with this Black History Month trivia game show.

Feb. 12

Blood Drive
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose room

Sweets for Sweets
Noon, Norfolk Campus Student Center, Lobby
Students are invited to participate in this event that includes a discussion on healthy relationships and a sweet treat.

Feb. 16

Movie Series – “True Son”
Noon and 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, TV Lounge
“True Son” is a feature-length documentary that follows 22-year old Stanford graduate Michael Tubbs during his campaign for a seat on the Stockton (Calif.) City Council. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 17

Movie Series – “Mr . and Mrs. Loving”
Noon, Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th floor
This uplifting drama looks at the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. The main characters are friends since childhood and loved by both families. The couple is exiled after their wedding and wages a courageous battle to find a place in America. Based on the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple sentenced to prison in Virginia for marrying in 1967. The Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia ended all race-based marriage restrictions in the U.S. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Change your educational path
10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., ATC Atrium, Virginia Beach Campus
Students are encouraged to explore their options beyond TCC during a college transfer fair.

Feb. 18

True Health Changes
Noon and 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Gymnasium
Students are encouraged to find out how to change their lifestyles to ensure optimum health.

Movie Series – “The Hurricane”
11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Portsmouth Campus Student Center, TV Lounge
The film revolves around the story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Blood Drive
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Norfolk Campus Student Center, 4th Floor Gym

Feb. 19

True “Change Makers” Trivia
12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, TV Lounge
Learn about true “change makers,” including college students from years past.

Black Men Rock 2
12:30 p.m., Portsmouth Campus Student Center
Students are encouraged to participate in a panel discussion honoring successful black men in the community.

Feb. 24

A Taste of Soul
12:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center
Enjoy food and music that fills your soul. Students are encouraged to dress in their ’70s best to win prizes.

Young, Gifted and Black
12:30 p.m. Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Enjoy student performances related to this year’s theme for Black History Month.

Movie Series – “Mr. and Mrs. Loving
5 p.m., Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
This uplifting drama looks at the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. The main characters are friends since childhood and loved by both families. The couple is exiled after their wedding and wages a courageous battle to find a place in America. Based on the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple sentenced to prison in Virginia for marrying in 1967. The Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia ended all race-based marriage restrictions in the U.S. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 25

Black History Month Panel Discussion and Luncheon
Noon, Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor
Students are encouraged to join the discussion and celebrate African-American heritage, while taking a closer look at the issues of the day. Lunch will be served. RSVP.

Blood Drive
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Gymnasium

Movie Series – “Good Hair”
11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Portsmouth Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Chris Rock stars in this film that explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles. (Open to TCC students, faculty and staff with valid ID.)

Feb. 26

Change That Tweet
12:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Student Center, Room K320
Social media have replaced social activism. Students are encouraged to engage in social change by bringing their devices and seeing what movement can begin at TCC.