Saturday, 11 February 2023 | 14:00 EST | Virtually via Zoom
Ho Chi Minh wrote numerous essays throughout the 1920s about racial injustices against Black populations. Among his famous works of literature was La Race Noire (The Black Race) in 1925, a collection of 13 French essays on the topic. In 1924, Ho Chi Minh wrote “Class Solidarity,” a true story about the trial of José Léandro da Silva, a Black sailor in Brazil who was arrested during a labour strike in Rio de Janeiro and faced 30 years of imprisonment. First published in the French newspaper L’Humanité, “Class Solidarity” was printed almost two months later in Portuguese for the Brazilian newspaper O Paíz.
Join Luis Silva, the editor of the 2021 book, The Black Race by Ho Chi Minh and Selected Works on Systemic Racism, for a webinar on “Class Solidarity” and Ho Chi Minh’s other essays about the racial oppression of Black populations.
The event is moderated by Joe Pateman, Teaching Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield, UK, and introduced by Dai Trang Nguyen, York University, who compiled the 2021 book above.
Luis Silva holds a bachelor in political science from York University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Western Ontario. He is a college professor in Toronto.
Joe Pateman is a Teaching Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield, UK. He holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham. His main research interests are Marxism-Leninism, democratic theory, and black liberation ideologies. His recent publications include Public Libraries and Marxism (Routledge 2021).