Wes Bellamy

Binghamton University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Udiversity Educational Institute is hosting “Monumental: The Fight Lives On-featuring Dr. Wes Bellamy” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Old Union Hall on the BU campus. 

Bellamy, a Charlottesville, Va., city councilman, will discuss his book Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue, highlighting his work to address white supremacy.

A Political Science professor at Virginia State University known for his commitment to fighting for racial and social justice, 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 Charlottesville and opposition to the Unite the Right white supremacy rally in his community.  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.

An open book signing will begin at 3 p.m., with the talk at 4 p.m., followed by a question and answer session.