Amid a seemingly endless string of recorded, often deadly violence imposed upon black bodies, a tumultuous presidential election season filled with divisive rhetoric, and the uprisings, frustrations and mental exhaustion that resulted from these events, Solange came through for us last fall bearing soothing balm for our tired souls. With the September release of A Seat At The Table, she validated our beauty, permitted our anger and paved the way for our healing in a way that only music can.

In recognition of her contribution to the culture, Melissa Harris-Perry is leading the charge to develop a course syllabus at Wake Forest University inspired by the critically acclaimed album. The curriculum will examine, among other things, racism and methods of resistance, gender and sexuality and self-care. "Solange Knowles' 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," a statement on the website reads.

An open call has been issued to millennial women of color, ages 16-30, to contribute texts, music, and visual art related to the album's core themes, as well as their own experiences. Interested in submitting material for the syllabus? Head over to Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 31st, 2017.

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