Young women of color are creating their own syllabus around Solange's "A Seat at the Table"
Given it’s socio-political importance, young women of color are creating their own syllabus focused on Solange’s latest album A Seat at the Table.
Solange released her third album in September of last year. Since then, the singer has opened up about the album’s significance, her genius songwriting process, and the impact that her parents had on the collection, which focuses on the experiences of being a black woman in today’s society.
What’s more, Solange has expressed her artistry through a myriad of incredible and transcendent performances and music videos to accompany the work, which also landed at number one on the Billboard album chart.
Now young women of color are building their own syllabus to further explore the themes of the album.
Spearheaded by author, professor, activist, and television host Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University students, and other scholars, “A Seat at the Table Syllabus: The Truths of Young Women of Color” will delve deeper into the records themes of racism, gender, womanhood, sexuality, relationships, and self-care.
What’s more, those involved with the project are looking for young women of color aged between 16-30 to help “collect the texts, music, and visual art that speak to our experiences.”
Curators of the project include Wake Forest University students Lauren Barber, Mankaprr Conteh, Alex Dean, Erica Jordan, and Ann Nguyen; along with Melissa Harris-Perry, post-doctoral fellow at the Anna Julia Cooper Center Sherri Williams, and Candice Benbow, who was the creator of the Beyoncé Lemonade syllabus from last year.
For more information about how you can become involved with “A Seat at the Table Syllabus: The Truths of Young Women of Color” you can visit the website that holds details about how you can submit your own entries.