Starting Feb. 25, Pierce College is hosting for students its first Students of Color Empowerment Summit.

The two-day virtual event aims to provide an opportunity for students of color to focus on their empowerment and self-efficacy with wellness and self-care while building community with their peers, according to a release.

The program will feature several activities and breakout sessions. It will also include a keynote speech from Pierce College IT specialist Joey Adams.

Students also will spend time learning about services and resources provided by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, College Access, Retention and Engagement Services (EDI CARES) office, through programs such as TRiO Student Support Services, ASPIRE, Upward Bound, Legacy of Indigenous and Native Knowledge, and more.

EDI CARES is sponsoring the summit.

The event will wrap up with a talent showcase called “Show Off Then,” featuring Pierce College students, faculty, and staff of color.