Dr. Wes Bellamy

Dr. Wes Bellamy

Department Chair | Virginia State University

Dr. Wes Bellamy, Author of “When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back! How White People can use their Privilege and How Black People can use their Power,” is the former Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the youngest person ever elected to the position. He currently serves as the Political Science Department Chairman at Virginia State University, the national Co-Chairman of the newly developed Our Black Party – a political platform focused on advancing the needs of Black people in America, and one of the Global thought leaders of the Millennial Generation. Dr. Bellamy is the National Public Policy Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America. He is the youngest individual ever elected to the Charlottesville City Council post, and he came into the national spotlight after helping to lead the effort to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from City Parks. In 2019, Dr. Bellamy wrote “Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue”, about his experience as serving as the only Black person on the Charlottesville city council while fighting against white supremacy. He developed a comprehensive plan, the “Equity Package,” which included nearly $4 million in aid for marginalized communities, and pushed it through city council. He is the founder of the Black Millennial Political Convention, a Convention focused on bringing together African American millennials from across the country to collectively use their power to create change. He has been featured in the New York Times. Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, and has made appearances, on CNN, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, NPR, and On One with Angela Rye.

All Sessions by Dr. Wes Bellamy

Thursday September 21, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member Issue Forum with Rep. Jennifer McClellan: The Power of Unity: Black Sisters and Brothers Standing Together (CBCF Registration Required)

Room 202 A - Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC

Overview: Join Congresswoman McClellan and 100 Black Men of America, Inc. for a panel discussion that delves into the unique health challenges faced by the Black community, emphasizing the importance of mutual support and solidarity. From reproductive health and freedom to public health and safety, and mental and behavioral well-being, this panel aims to shed light on the intersecting struggles that disproportionately affect our community. By bringing together experts, activists, and community leaders, we will explore how the Black community can come together to uplift one another. Together, we will embrace the power of unity.

Register to Attend: https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=749926&#