Solange Has an Important Favor to Ask of Women of Color

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23:  (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters) Solange Knowles performs at FYF Fest 2015 LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on August 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

Solange Has an Important Favor to Ask of Women of Color

She needs your help.

Published January 25, 2017

Back in September, Solange released her highly anticipated third studio album, A Seat at the Table, and not only did the project perform well on the charts, but it arguably and more importantly got people talking

While the R&B singer recently was tapped to deliver a keynote speech at Yale University to continue promoting the messages behind her vision and own creative work, she also is now being involved in what can be considered a wise and culturally important next step: incorporating her album into a new syllabus aimed at teaching and inspiring women of color.

As reported, Solange is asking for help along with curators such as political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry and students at Wake Forest University.

The singer recently put out a call-to-action asking for women between the ages of 16-30 to help create the syllabus, asking fans to continue the conversation by sharing their own A Seat at the Table-inspired responses and work.

"Solange’s album uncovers many truths and speaks freely on issues that directly affect women of color and it is time for all of us to join in on the conversation," a statement published on Saint Heron reads.

According to Solange's publication, the syllabus will include a series of texts, music, stories and visual art that examine topics such as the role of relationships, self-care, gender and sexuality, as well as "a seat at the lunch table."

For those interested in submitting material of their own to contribute to Solange's syllabus, work may be submitted by Jan. 31 at seatsyllabus.com.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

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