Solange’s A Seat At The Table Will Be The Focus Of A New Course Syllabus

The group developing the project is asking young women of color to contribute ideas.

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A group of writers and academics at Wake Forest University, led by Melissa Harris-Perry, is developing a course syllabus inspired by Solange's A Seat at the Table. The project has issued an open call through Saint Heron and other outlets, asking young women of color, ages 16-30, to contribute texts, music, and visual art related to the album's core themes, as well as their own experiences.

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"A Seat at the Table has been one of the most reflective and popular albums produced by a young black woman that speaks to issues of race, womanhood, and equality," the press release reads. So far, the syllabus is being organized around core subject areas like Resisting Racism, Understanding Gender and Sexuality, and Nurturing Ourselves.

Learn more about the project and contribute here.

Solange’s A Seat At The Table Will Be The Focus Of A New Course Syllabus