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Kavya Padmanabhan ’18 writes in:


Holi is a South Asian festival celebrating spring and renewal. To celebrate the vibrance and excitement of the new season, people throw colored powder (gulal) at each other.

Make sure you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting stained!


Shakti members will be selling Holi shirts for $7 in Usdan at LUNCH AND DINNER on May 1st (Monday) through May 5th (Friday). IF YOU HAVE A SHIRT YOU GET TWO BAGS OF FREE POWDER!!!!!!!

The event is free and unticketed, but you’ll need colored powder to participate! You can buy powder on Foss the day of for $1 a bag.

Date: Saturday, May 6th
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM
Place: Foss Hill
Cost: $7 for a Holi shirt, $1/bag for colored powder
Facebook event

Consent Blacklight Party

An invitation courtesy of Rémy Hatfield-Gardner ’17:


Featuring DJs from these groups:
10:30-11: Rocky Horror Picture Show
11-11:30: RAW (Rap Assembly at Wesleyan)
12-12:30: Shakti
12:30-1:00: Esque

On Friday the 10th from 1 to 4, we will be selling glow sticks in Usdan. Proceeds will benefit Let’s Be Clear, an organization promoting consent education. Four glowsticks for $4.

REMINDER: Perpetrators are not welcome at this event. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable at any point during the party, please contact the hosts.

Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 10:00pm – 1:00am
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Grotto

Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat

festivalFrom the Center for the Arts:

Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan’s South Asian Students’ Association.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown


Asian American Month Dinner Discussion: What is Asian American?

asian americanChristine Leung ’17 writes in:

Join Shakti and AASC this week on 4/6 for a FREE dinner (catered by Macori) exploring the concept “What is Asian American?”. This question ties in with the theme of AA Month: Miscellasianeous, looking inwards at the complexities of AA identity. All identities welcome!

Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112

Asian American Month Convocation

AsAm MonthFrom Shakti and AASC:

Come help kick off Asian American Month this April at Convocation! Join Shakti and the Asian American Student Collective for dinner and discussion, featuring student speakers and guest speaker Jason Oliver Chang, Ph.D. Please arrive early, as doors will be closed once DFC capacity is reached!

Jason Oliver Chang is an Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at University of Connecticut. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he focused on the enforcement of immigration law at the U.S.-Mexico border.

*Additionally, stay tuned for additional announcements about events celebrating Asian American Month!

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Film Series: New York

2009. India. Dir: Kabir Khan. With John Abraham, Irrfan Khan. 153 min.


Three Muslim buddies spend their carefree college days in the Big Apple… until the Towers fall on 9/11 and they face detainment and interrogation from paranoid American authorities. Part suspense thriller, part love triangle with hijinks and songs, this smash hit of Hindi cinema finds the human story amidst the overzealousness and racism of the War on Terror. Sponsored by Shakti.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free


maxresdefaultFrom Kimberly Singh ’16:

Come to Samsara, the annual South Asian Cultural Show presented by Shakti, Wesleyan’s sexiest South Asian Cultural Association! This year’s show will have dance performances, acting, and spoken word. Chai will be served during intermission for $1/cup. All proceeds go to IMPACT India!

Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE

Amplifying Asian America Convocation

11081488_10205929271409278_5637003530596475940_nA very rad and important event sponsored by the Wesleyan AASC and Shakti:

For the FIRST time, Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective and Shakti is taking over April with AAPI Identity Month!! Join us for as we kick off “Amplifying Asian America” with Convocation Dinner THIS Sunday, April 5 with two student speakers and our special guest, Jenn Fang!

Freshmen-Class Speaker: Emily Murphy ’18
Senior-Class Speaker: Lynna Zhong ’15
Keynote Speaker: Jenn Fang

“Jenn is a proud Asian American feminist, scientist and nerd who currently blogs at http://reappropriate.co/, one of the web’s oldest AAPI feminist and race activist blogs. She has previously contributed her writing to Change.org, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, Asian Americans for Obama, and The Nerds of Color. She can currently be found primarily at Reappropriate, as well as on Twitter at @Reappropriate.”

Starting off April 2015 with a bangggg! Come out, show support, invite your friends, eat noms noms noms

Peace, Justice, Love, Solidarity, Empower, Wesleyan. (that’s Lynna being corny & lamenting her last days until being a ‘real adult’)

Date: Sunday, April 5
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

FB event here!

Film Series: The Lunchbox

2013. India. Dir: Ritesh Batra. With Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur. 104 min.


One workday in Mumbai, a miscommunication results in a widowed accountant receiving a box lunch far superior to his normal order from a neglected housewife. The film unfolds the touching story of the unlikely friendship between the two as they start including notes with the lunches and sharing their lives. Co-sponsored by Shakti. 

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free