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Solange 'A Seat at the Table' inspires course for "young women of color"

Ralph Bristout

 // Jan 26, 2017

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Curators for a course, titled "The Truths of Young Women of Color," is seeking contributions for a syllabus inspired by Solange Knowle's 2016 opus, A Seat At the Table.

A new website is seeking submissions for the syllabus that has been curated by a group of professors and students from Wake Forest University. According to Knowles' website Saint Heron, Wake Forest University students and scholars birthed the syllabus idea, which is designed to delve into the themes of the album with young women of color urged to contribute.

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"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.

The themes for the syllabus include five categories: Resisting Racism, Understanding Gender and Sexuality, the Role of Relationships, Nurturing Ourselves, and A Seat at the Lunch Table.

Knowles' critically-acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last year, spawning rave reviews.

Those interested in submitting material, admissions for the syllabus will be accepted until Jan. 31.

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