Splash at Northwestern

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Splash at Northwestern: Spring Splash May 27th, 2023!

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College: Northwestern University

Major: Undecided

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Past Classes

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H571: “Hot Sauce in my Bag, Swag”: Let’s Talk about Black Culture, Feminism and Family in Beyonce’s Lemonade in Splash 2022 (Apr. 02, 2022)
Who run the world? It’s Beyonce. In this class, we will talk about how Beyonce chose to communicate themes of feminism, black culture and family on her 2016 internet-breaking and world-stopping visual album Lemonade, which included hits such as “Formation and “Sorry”. We will explore how she does this through genre-smashing musical choices, creative lyrics and even through the meaningful imagery from her performances and music videos (some of which we will watch!). Understanding the cultural significance and layers of Lemonade will not only make the music more enjoyable, but also encourage us to think about what Beyoncé is saying about the experiences of black women in our society. No prior Queen B knowledge required, just an eagerness to learn and discuss!