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Solange's Latest Album Is Being Developed Into A Syllabus

Check Out This Course Syllabus On Solange's Masterpiece 'A Seat At The Table'

Solange Shares 112 Pages Of Photos, Lyrics And Liner Notes For Her New Album

Solange‘s stellar record A Seat at the Table is now heading to academia. A group of professors and students at Wake Forest University, including Melissa Harris-Perry, are in the process of curating a course syllabus based on Solange’s album. The syllabus is collaborative, with a call for submissions from women of color ages 16-30 to help form and guide the course. Submissions for the syllabus can include “texts, music/audio, art, and other creative mediums.” The deadline to submit is January 31, 2017. The course syllabus is titled “A Seat at the Table Syllabus: The Truths of Young Women of Color.” The syllabus has been divided into five categories, which include: “Resisting Racism,” “Understanding Gender and Sexuality,” “The Role of Relationships,” “Nurturing Ourselves,” and “A Seat at the Lunch Table.”  The description for the syllabus begins:

“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. At the beginning 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.”

Speaking of academia, tomorrow, Solange will speak at a conference being held at Yale University discussing the legacy of Prince and David Bowie. The conference is titled “Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign.” The roundtable Solange will be speaking at, which is titled “Everybody Still Wants to Fly,” is sold out.

Head to the “A Seat at the Table Syllabus: The Truths of Young Women of Color” website for more details.

H/T: Pitchfork


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