Saturday, November 27, 2021

Solange Needs Your Help to Create ‘Seat at the Table’ Syllabus for Young Women of Color

Singer Solange Knowles performs onstage at the Busboys and Poets' Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance at National Museum Of African American History & Culture on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Singer Solange Knowles performs onstage at the Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance at National Museum Of African American History & Culture on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

*Solange Knowles is asking fans to assist in creating a national syllabus for young women of color based on her latest album, “A Seat at the Table.”

According to Billboard, the singer is seeking input from women aged 16-30 to craft a syllabus through various mediums, including texts, music and art. The syllabus will cover five themes: 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.

Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest students and scholars played an integral role in hatching the syllabus idea.

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

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