SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host an MLK Celebration for members of the SFA and Nacogdoches communities to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center’s Twilight Ballroom on the SFA campus.

“This event aims to commemorate the timeless values Dr. King taught us through his example,” said Dr. Griselda Flores, assistant director of multicultural affairs at SFA. “The values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership.”

The event will include music, dance and art presented by SFA students and community members. Dr. Tshepo Chéry, assistant professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a keynote address to conclude the celebration.

Tickets will be available at SFA’s BPSC’s Information Desk starting Feb. 6. They cost $5 for faculty, staff and community members, and $3 for students. For more information, email oma@sfasu.edu.

By Emily Brown, marketing communications specialist for Stephen F. Austin State University.

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