Melissa Harris-Perry Wants To Create A College Course Inspired By Solange's "A Seat At The Table"


Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com

Melissa Harris-Perry wants to create a course inspired by Solange's album "A Seat At The Table."

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The course, titled A Seat at the Table Syllabus: The Truths of Young Women of Color is expected to focus on the following themes: (1) Resisting Racism, (2) Understanding Gender and Sexuality, (3) The Role of Relationships, (4) Nurturing Ourselves, (5) A Seat at the Lunch Table.

Perry's course invites women of color between the ages of 16-30 to have a seat at the table by collecting the texts, music, and visual art that speak to 'our experiences.' Each theme breaks down some pretty complex challenges that might have a significant impact on your coming into adulthood. For example, theme three, 'Role of Relationships' hopes to analyze your relationship with mother figures, father figures and women of the same race/ethnicity.

A Seat At The Table debuted at number one spot, becoming Solange's first number one album to date. On the record, Solange poses a lot of questions, those both asked to her by the world, and similarly those she finds herself asking. Things like, "Where do we go from here?"

You can find out more information about Perry's course here at SeatSyllabus.com

Would you take this course?
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Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website www.theconscioustip.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

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