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Carleton College Archives: History of BIPOC Student Organizations at Carleton


1997 - 2014

Organized in 1997, Barakada means "group of friends" in Filipino. The group was created to celebrate Filipino culture and identity on campus through events and community. The organization has lapsed into inactivity since 2014. 


April 23, 1998. page 6. Bells of Balangiga ring loud and proud. 

March 1, 2002. page 2. Student club hosts Filipino cooking night at Parish. 

November 8, 2002. front. LASO, ANPO, Barkada organize Day of the Dead celebration. 

Korean Students in America (KSA)

1998 - Present

Korean Student Association (KSA)

Korean Students in America (KSA) organizes events to develop a community on campus for Korean and Korean American students.


February 24, 2006. front. KSA addresses plight of comfort women.

Japanese Circle

2005 - Present

Started in 2005, Japanese Circle was established to celebrate and promote Japanese culture on campus. The group holds cultural events and meals to share and educate about Japanese culture. 


April 15, 2011. page 4. Concert fundraises for disaster relief in Japan but support still needed. 

Taiwanese Cultural Society (TCS)

2021 - Present 

The recently formed Taiwanese Cultural Society aims to provide a community for Taiwanese students.