NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Building upon its seventh successful MLK Day of Service, Stephen F. Austin State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting an MLK Celebration for the campus and Nacogdoches communities to honor the life and work of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Our hope is that the MLK Celebration educates attendees on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.," said Veronica Weaver, director of the OMA. "In addition, we hope that the speaker, Dr. Antoine Moss, motivates and inspires attendees to positively transform their lives and promote unity."

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed each year on the third Monday of January to "celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America," according to The King Center's website. "On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit." The upcoming celebration is an extension of the MLK Day of Service organized by the OMA and held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

SFA students and community members will present music, dance and art pieces during the event. Moss, a national motivational speaker and success coach, will conclude the event with a keynote address.

"Dr. Moss will be discussing the teaching and principles of Martin Luther King Jr. while also inspiring people to overcome obstacles and failures and encouraging positive transformation in their lives," Weaver said.

The MLK Celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and community members and $3 for students. Tickets include the cost of dinner and can be purchased at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Information Desk.