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Book Talk: The Black Race by Ho Chi Minh, February 19, 2022

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The York Centre for Asian Research at York University will hold a virtual panel discussion of the book: “The Black Race by Ho Chi Minh and Selected Works on Systemic Racism,” compiled by Dai Trang Nguyen and edited by Luis Silva (New Vietnam Publishing, Toronto, 2021), on February 19, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET. The panel will include an academic on Black Studies, the editor of the book, and the author.

Register for the talk here: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Z1hC0OSTFO20BfZFEFkCg

For more information, please visit https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/event/the-black-race-by-ho-chi-minh/ or contact: ycar@yorku.ca

Panel Speakers:

Joe Pateman, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Under Imperialism, “Black Lives Don’t Matter”

Luis Silva (editor), Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario
Ho Chi Minh’s Captivating True Stories: Decoding Literary References of “The Black Race”

Dai Trang Nguyen (author), York University, Toronto, Ontario
Ho Chi Minh and America: More Connections Than We Thought


The panel will discuss the contents of the book: “The Black Race by Ho Chi Minh and Selected Works on Systemic Racism,” compiled by Dai Trang Nguyen and edited by Luis Silva. The publication is a collection of 20 essays that were written in the 1920s and 1960s by the Vietnamese revolutionary leader that trace the roots of institutional racism within the United States to the European enslavement of Africans through colonial imperialism. His essays delved into such topics as lynching, the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow and racial injustice, and the panel will examine how his past work is still relevant today within the social context of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Joe Pateman is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Politcs at the University of Sheffield, UK. His main research interests are Marxism-Leninism, democratic theory, and black liberation ideologies. Joe’s recent publications include Public Libraries and Marxism (Routledge, 2021).

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.

Dai Trang Nguyen holds a masters in economics and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies and Asian research both from the University of British Columbia. She conducted her postdoctoral research at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and taught courses in political science, Asia-Pacific studies and women’s studies at the University of Toronto. She is Chair of the Canada-ASEAN Initiatives at York University.

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