[LEWISBURG, W. VA.] An examination of "Hate Crimes in West Virginia" will be presented Thursday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at the New River Community and Technical College Greenbrier Valley Campus as a part of a special convocation observing Diversity Day.
The talk by the Rev. Nelson Staples of Beckley is open to all student, faculty, and staff and the public. It will be held in Room 230 on the second floor of Greenbrier Hall, 101 Church Street, Lewisburg, W.Va. A reception will be held following the presentation, giving those in attendance the opportunity to discuss the presentation with Staples on an informal, one-to-one basis.
Staples, a former instructor of Criminal Justice at Mountain State University, is a familiar person in the Greenbrier Valley and the Beckley communities. He is a well-respected minister in Beckley and he previously served churches in the Greenbrier Valley area.
"One of the responsibilities of our college community is to provide an expanded view of society for our students," Johnson noted. "This special convocation is just one way we have to accomplish that goal."