When Solange dropped her album, A Seat at the Table, it was no secret that the music and the messages it brought with it were deep. For some, the album remains on heavy rotation as a daily reminder, especially to women of color. Melissa Harris-Perry knows how important these messages are and decided to incorporate this album into an academics course at Wake Forest University. She recently began curating the “A Seat at the Table Syllabus: The Truths of Young Women of Color.”
Given the current tone of the world, especially with the new President on deck, projects like these are of the utmost importance. According to the project explanation on the website, the goal of this project is to have young women reflect on a variety of issues that affect women of color. Race, womanhood, and equality are just a few of the issues that affect women on a daily. The project is geared towards women of color ages 16 – 30 and even asks for potential contributors to submit visual art, text, and music that will help reinforce the message for this course. Check for submission and additional information here.