Moraine Valley Community College students and employees, high school students and community members are invited to participate in the Empowerment Through Diversity and Inclusion event on Friday, Feb. 9, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Moraine Business and Conference Center on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.

This is the seventh annual Community Dialogue on Promoting Diversity held at the college. Moraine Valley has previously hosted various diversity events, including the Latino Outreach Conference and the Black Minds Empowered dinner, among others. This venture is an attempt to collaborate and foster conversation among each of those targeted groups and others who have an interest in diversity.

In addition to a keynote speaker, attendees can attend workshops that focus on building bridges, overcoming obstacles, crossing cultures, and more.

This free event includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Educators can earn 4.00 professional development hours, and social workers/professional counselors can earn 4 CEUs as well. To register, visit or email For more information, call Adrienne Stewart at (708) 974-5478.