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Solange's 'A Seat at the Table' Serves as Syllabus Inspiration

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Solange’s 2016 album A Seat at the Table is serving as the basis and inspiration for a forthcoming course syllabus. According to a post on Solange’s Saint Heron website via Pitchfork, the project is helmed by a team that includes writer Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University students and scholars. The aforementioned syllabus curators are calling for young women of color to contribute submissions to help build the syllabus via the Seatsyllabus¬†website.

“Solange Knowles’ 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,” a statement on the website reads. “At the beginning [of] this new year, and as we witness the inauguration of a new president, we invite young women of color, ages 16-30, to have a seat at the table by helping us collect the texts, music and visual art that speak to our experiences. If we are to have a democracy in which all of us have a seat at the table, we know that these experiences should be central to the development of America’s practices and policies.”

The A Seat at the Table-inspired syllabus is based on the album’s themes and will address five topics, including Resisting Racism, Understanding Gender and Sexuality, the Role of Relationships and Nurturing Ourselves. The fifth theme, A Seat at the Lunch Table, is geared towards elementary and middle school aged girls.

Seatsyllabus’ call for submissions deadline is January 31st.

Thanks to: Rolling Stone Latest Music News

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