Welcome back Shakti!

Look at this! Finally after a year of hassling ITS and the WSA, we have ourselves a new website! Check back here for weekly updates and upcoming events or any Shakti information you may need. As this is the first post, it would be fitting to explain what Shakti is, what we’ve done in the past and what we’re looking forward to doing this year.

Shakti was established around 2002 (the actual date is shrouded in mystery) as Wesleyan’s South Asian Student’s Association with the mission of contributing to the diversity of the Wes campus with South Asian culture and maintaining a brotherhood with all other identity groups on campus. Ten years later, not much has drastically changed, but the group has evolved. Members of Shakti are proud to be part of more than just an ethnic identity group on campus, but an outlet for any and every student interested in, passionate about, or involved with South Asian culture. We strive to create an fun environment for students to learn about and partake in cultural events, like our annual cultural show Samsara:

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And our Campus-wide formal dinner:

And our newest annual event, Holi!:

These are just a few of the events Shakti organizes or helps sponsor. In line with our mission statement, we give the proceeds of one of our events, usually Samsara,  to an organization that benefits countries in South Asia. In the past we have supported MINDS, The Pakistan Flood Relief, and Brighter Dawns, among others. Members spend time together learning more about South Asia at potlucks and Bollywood movie nights. Through our activity on campus, we hope to unite the Wesleyan student body through exposure to cultural events and activities.

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