Solange's 'A Seat at the Table' Inspires Syllabus for Young Women of Color

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Solange performs on Jan. 19, 2017 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. 

Solange's latest album has sparked a syllabus for young women of color.

According to Knowles' site Saint Heron, writer Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest students and scholars birthed the idea for the syllabus.

Students are asking women aged 16-30 to craft a syllabus through various creative mediums, including texts, music and art. The A Seat at the Table-inspired syllabus will tackle five themes, including Resisting Racism, Understanding Gender and Sexuality, The Role of Relationships, Nurturing Ourselves and "A Seat at the Lunch Table."

"Solange Knowles’s 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," reads the Seatsyllabus website.

"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 statement continues.

For those interested in submitting material, admissions will be accepted until Jan. 31.

In October, Knowles scored her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with A Seat at the Table.


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