The Minister of Human Rights and Citizenship, Silvio Almeida, will be the coordinator of a course at the Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF), linked to the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), in Guararema, in the interior of São Paulo. The announcement was made this Saturday (25), when Almeida participated in the debate “Human rights, structural racism and Brazilian democracy”, held at the school.
Course details are yet to be defined. The school’s general coordinator, Rosana Fernandes, said that training must address the themes of theory and state and theory of law. “We are considering the minister, comrade Silvio Almeida, as another teacher at the National School. This is so important, that he puts himself in this construction of political training, which is the main task that the school develops”, she summarized.
During last Saturday’s event, Almeida reinforced the importance of combating the lethality of the black and young population in the country. He said that, as Minister of State, he will continue working in search of policies that facilitate changing this scenario.
“Racism is racism shaped by the social transformations of capitalism. There is the racism of neoliberalism, which ends, you know how? With the extermination of young black people on the outskirts. Because there is no place to put these people within this economy that we live in. This is the project: to kill young black people. Which is something that is not under the control of a ruler, it is the state’s own dynamics of action that will do this”, he pointed out.
In addition to participating in the debate, Almeida visited the school’s facilities on a guided tour and planted an ipê tree in the Solidariedade Forest, which is located on the school’s premises. He also signed the Cuba Vive e Resiste manifesto, in favor of Cuba’s withdrawal from countries that sponsor terrorism.
Editing: Thalita Pires