On Friday night, myself and other SAALT staff members attended DJ Rekha’s show at the Black Cat. First off, I have to say: What an amazing show!! I have always been a fan of DJ Rekha’s beats, but seeing her live was fantastic. I also want to thank Rekha and the Black Cat for letting SAALT table at the show. It was refreshing to see many familiar faces and to know that so many Desis in D.C. already know about SAALT’s work. I am a fan of Rekha, not only because she is a talented artist, but because she uses her music as a tool for social change. While it is inspiring to see artists like Rekha getting involved in the South Asian movement, you don’t have to be a DJ to work for change for your community. Volunteer for Be the Change, organize an event in your local community, or if you haven’t already, become a member of SAALT. Thanks again to DJ Rekha for her continued support of SAALT and involvement in our work!
Anjali Chaudhry is the Maryland Outreach Coordinator for SAALT. To learn more about SAALT’s Maryland Community Empowerment Project and ways you can get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaditi Dubale, SAALT Fellow (left) and myself (right) tabling at the Black Cat.