Panelist: Dr. Wes Bellamy

Dr. Wes Bellamy is the author of “”When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back! How White People can use their Privilege and How Black People can use their Power.” He is a former Vice-Mayor and City Councilman in Charlottesville, Virginia, is currently the Political Science Department Chairman at Virginia State University, and is the National Public Policy Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America. Dr. Bellamy also serves as the national Co-Chairman of the newly developed Our Black Party – a political platform focused on advancing the needs of Black people in 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.  Dr. Bellamy is truly one of the Global thought leaders of the Millennial Generation.

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 co-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,The Breakfast Club, and On One with Angela Rye.

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