SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. - The Martinsburg-Berkeley Branch of the NAACP will host the 53rd Annual West Virginia State Conference of Branches of the NAACP on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, at Shepherd College.
This year's theme is "NAACP & Still We Rise." Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8.
Delegates from across the state will attend workshops and meetings at Shepherd's College Center. On Aug. 8, workshops will be held on health care and welfare reform, employment, criminal justice, and NAACP and the church.
The Rev. Patrick Walker, president of the Martinsburg-Berkeley Branch, invites the public to a soul food dinner at 6 p.m. and a 7 p.m. mass public meeting Aug. 8 at Dudley Baptist Church, Martinsburg. Cost of the dinner is $7.
On Aug. 9, workshops will be held on education, economic development and political action. The luncheon speaker will be David Dunlap, president of Shepherd College. Cost of the luncheon is $10.