People of Color United

Mission Statement:

The mission of the People of Color United is to highlight cultural diversity while attracting and retaining talented people of color. Our passion and commitment drive us and is the catalyst to inspire all Victra employees of color to reach their highest potential.

ERG Purpose:

• Education to create awareness and sensitivity of cultural diversity
• Events to highlight and celebrate various cultures
• Compassion and inclusion for all people of color in the workforce
• Mentorship and guidance when needed to feel supported through any challenge


If you are passionate about highlighting cultural diversity by fostering compassion and inclusion for all people of color in the workforce, or learning more about how to effectively support the community by becoming an ally, then click here to subscribe to our group.


Blog Posts


Native American Heritage Month 2022
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is …
Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
Every year from September 15th to October 15th, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive …
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Formally recognized in 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month) was created to …
Juneteenth: Stories from the Past
In addition to all other forms of celebration, Juneteenth also highlights oral storytelling. There are usually open mics that allow individuals to share …
Juneteenth: Black-Owned Businesses
Supporting Black businesses is something we can do not just on Juneteenth the day but anytime throughout the year (shout-out to National Black …
Juneteenth: Food
Breaking bread with loved ones is an important part of African American culture, and Juneteenth is no different. These selected recipes reflect the …
Juneteenth: HBCU Celebration
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been a big part of the economic and social structure of the United States for nearly 190 …
Juneteenth 2022
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war …
Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 2022 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history …
Arab American Heritage Month
April 2022 Celebrating the rich and diverse culture and contributions of the diverse population of Arab Americans, National Arab American Heritage Month has …
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of events and activities worldwide on …
Throwdown Thursday: Cheese Enchiladas
This recipe was submitted by one of our board members of POCU, Roberto Gomez. I’m the oldest of 4 siblings. Ranging from 28 …
Wisdom Wednesday: Civil Rights Movement Timeline
The Civil Rights Movement was an organized effort by Black Americans to end racial discrimination and gain equal rights under the law. It …
HBCU-esday: Greek Life
Greek life is a defining feature of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Black culture on campus. Historically Black fraternities and sororities …
Throwdown Thursday: Jollof Rice
Jollof rice is one of the most common West African dishes eaten in the regions of Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Sierra …
Wisdom Wednesday: The African Burial Ground
A Sacred Space in Manhattan The African Burial Ground became a National Historic Landmark in 1993. National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic …
HBCU-esday: Bands
When talking about HBCUs one thing that can not be ignored is the bands! As popularized by the movie Drumline, in most cases …
Throwdown Thursday: Louisiana/Southern Texas Gumbo
This recipe was submitted by one of our board members of POCU, Jeremy Edosomwan. Nothing says Louisiana/Southern Texas more than a delicious bowl …
Wisdom Wednesday: Maya Angelou Quarter
The Maya Angelou Quarter is the first coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Maya Angelou was a celebrated writer, performer, and social activist. …
HBCU-esday: Homecoming
While many university homecomings come and go without much notice, homecomings at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are annual events that everyone …