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Palo Alto US-China Dialogue Meetup

Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto US-China Dialogue Meetup

Hello everyone! 大家好!This meetup is for everybody who wants to practice and improve their Chinese or just enjoy some fun conversations in Mandarin! We welcome native speakers of Mandarin Chinese as well as beginning learners and everyone in between. Come join us for some casual Mandarin practice and making new friends who share your interests! Also, U.S.-China Dialogue Meetup group established U.S.-China Dialogue as a platform for cultivating constructive dialogue and building mutual understanding between American and Chinese audiences. US-China Dialogue Meetup group brings together experts, participants in education, culture, philanthropy, arts, and media to discuss issues in a U.S.-China context. This group also exist to facilitate the practice of Chinese languages by fluent and non-fluent speakers in the Chinese languages, and to facilitate professional, business and cultural networking between its members If you are a native speaker, you will be of great assistance to those trying to learn and improve in the Chinese languages. A main purpose of this group is to facilitate business, professional and cultural relations among its members. You should join this group if you like to focus on improving your Chinese or helping someone with Chinese language through teamwork, and your objective is to help, contribute, share, learn with members of this group. You should join this group if you like to network for business, professional or for cultural reasons. Mutual respect is important in this group and it is required to stay in this group. We think that enjoying Chinese culture is a great way to learn the Chinese language. See you soon! 等会见!

22 members · Public

Book Club Dropouts

Palo Alto, CA

Book Club Dropouts

ABOUT US: <br>This is a multifaceted social club. Preferential recruitment is extended to LGBTQ people of any gender, but STR8's may be permitted with a chaperone.¹ Those who are keenly in tune with the humor and cultural milieu of Gay Twitter receive additional consideration. We read voraciously (ask us for great queer YA recommendations),² we love to learn, we play bar trivia and mostly lose, we hang out at the park and other outdoor locations, we like board games, we like meeting new people. And, we're very nice.

ABOUT YOU: <br>LGBTQ-identifying or straight but nice about it. Probably (but not necessarily) in your 20's in the SF peninsula area. Looking for friends and things to do. Likes good, wholesome fun. Could be convinced to go for a hike maybe.

STRICTLY FORBIDDEN: <br>- harassment of any kind <br>- homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, derogatory language, or any other behavior that compromises our ability to create a safe and welcoming space for all members <br>

--------------------- <br>The Fine Print

¹You can come if you're straight, you don't actually need a chaperone. It was just a joke. Also, we won't grill anyone about their sexual orientation or gender identity, so you don't have to disclose anything you don't want to share. Let us know your pronouns though. <br>²You may be wondering, "If you love to read so much, why are you Book Club Dropouts?" It's because we actually read way too fast for the pacing of a normal book club, plus we like hanging out more regularly than a normal book club does. It's kinda like an Anti-Book Club-Book Club. Something like that. Plus we do other stuff. And we got really tired of trying to pick a cooler name.

655 members · Public

Bisexual & Bi-Curious Women and the Women Who Love Them

San Francisco, CA

Bisexual & Bi-Curious Women and the Women Who Love Them

We welcome all bisexual women, bi-curious women and all women who love bi women from anywhere in the nation or world. Please join us once a month for this online support group. As everyone starts to get outside we want to be a safe haven for anyone who is still at home during the pandemic. We require that you sign up with your current face photo so we can verify you are a woman. Please have your video on when entering an online meeting or you will be removed from the zoom meeting. We want to build trust and real friendship throughout time and sharing in mutual reciprocation when it comes to photo and video is a way to get closer to one another. There will be some collaboration with other queer groups throughout the world so we hope that you find this support group connective and expansive for our community. Please spread the word about this new meetup group!  December 2021 Update: Any member who has not been active for over 4 months will be removed. If you are interested in getting together in person once the pandemic is over then you can stay an active member of this group by checking this meetup page every few weeks. Meetup.com will update you as an active member each time you click around on this meetup page (even if you cannot make it to the online meeting). If you are removed please re-submit to re-join the group. You must have a photo (further away with body and face or wearing sunglasses facing the camera are okay if you aren't out ) to retain membership. Thank you everyone!

176 members · Private

LezBayIns: Lesbians Around The Bay Over 50

Oakland, CA

LezBayIns: Lesbians Around The Bay Over 50

*REQUEST ALL MEMBERS ATTENDING IN-PERSON EVENTS DURING PANDEMIC TO BE FULLY VACCINATED, OR WEAR A MASK (as appropriate to activities) FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL*

Please read our description below carefully before applying and apply only if you are a 50+ Lesbian in the more immediate Bay Area and have a recent/recognizable photo of your full face (no sunglasses) uploaded in your main MU acct. It will accompany your application. This is for security of all and recognizability at events. THANKS!


What do YOU Love to do? This is a MEMBER DRIVEN Meetup...our events/activities come from YOU and ALL are welcome to post/host well organized outings.

We are a community of Lesbians over 50 (sorry, no exceptions) who live in the Bay Area (east, south, north, SF) who want more options to do FUN, interesting, artistic, athletic, intellectual, culinary, outdoor, and indoor activities. The goal is to post a wide variety of interests/locations around the Bay.

***RECENT/CLEAR FORWARD FACING PHOTO OF YOU/YOUR FACE REQUIRED (without sunglasses, mask, hat shade, etc) for security of all and to help identify you at events and avoid voyeurs online. If you have a security issue, write us.

***ALL PROFILE APPLICATION QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED SPECIFICALLY & FULLY.

***CHANGE YOUR RSVP IF YOU CAN'T MAKE AN EVENT. If you NO SHOW consistently, you will be removed from the group.

***HAVE YOUR SETTINGS TURNED ON TO RECEIVE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS AND MESSAGES FROM ORGANIZERS AND EVENT HOSTS. Otherwise, events and important event comments tend to be missed.

***DURING PANDEMIC, IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED, MUST WEAR A MASK


**DISCLAIMER: The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers, not professional guides. When joining, you agree to attend all events at your own risk. You and your guests agree to hold no one liable in the event of injury or mishap. Hiking, other outdoor activities, and travel to/from events are not risk-free. You are solely responsible for your preparedness and well-being.

188 members · Private

【SF】Japanese - English language exchange at Online

San Francisco, CA

【SF】Japanese - English language exchange at Online

Hello, my name is Ryu😊  I am Japanese🇯🇵  I can speak a little English
My favorite food is Udon. (Japanese noodle)

This group aims to create online opportunities for "language exchange" in which "Japanese learners who can speak English" and "English learners who can speak Japanese" practice and teach each other's learning languages.
We are also considering holding it at the same time as Japan and other countries.

I don’t know if it’s correct ( because I can speak only a little English ) but I think that talking with someone is the best way to learn a language. In addition, I believe that we can discover new wisdom and values ​​through the opportunity to talk with people from different cultures.

Nowadays, it is not easy for us to go abroad.
But online, wherever we are, we can create opportunities for "language exchange" with each other.

I am happy that various exchanges will be born from here to all over the world.
I also want to create an opportunity where "global friends become more normal".

Let’s join and have fun👍.

こんにちは、僕の名前はRyuです。英語は少しだけしゃべれます。
好きな食べ物は、うどんです。
このグループは、「英語をしゃべれる日本語学習者」と「日本語をしゃべれる英語学習者」が、互いに学習言語を練習し教え合う『ランゲージエクスチェンジ』の機会をオンラインで創ることを目的としています。
日本や他の国と同時開催することも、考えています。

英語を少ししかしゃべれない僕が言うのもなんなのですが、語学の習得は誰かとしゃべることが、いちばんの近道だと感じています。更に、異文化の方達としゃべる機会をとおして、僕たちは新しい知恵や価値観を発見することができると思っています。

いま、私たちは国外に出ることが容易ではない状況が続いています。
でも、オンラインであれば、どこにいたって、互いに「ランゲージエクスチェンジ」の機会を創ることができます。

国を越え、さまざまな交流がここから生まれていくとうれしいです。
『地球規模の仲間がもっと当たり前になる』、そんなことを創っていきたいとも思っています。

ぜひ、ご参加ください。

355 members · Public

Saheli - Desi girls get together

Fremont, CA

Saheli - Desi girls get together

Saheli is a women's group that primarily connects women of Indian and South Asian origin. It's main goal is to engage and support women; and provide a safe place for them to socialize, build and grow deep, meaningful friendships. We also welcome women of other ethnic backgrounds who are interested in South Asian culture. We strive to be a strong, supportive and inclusive community.

Science has proven that Women who have close female friends are healthier and happier. ​At Saheli women can come together , build connections through 3 distinct categories of activities.
1.Fun
2.Support
3.Empowerment

1. Fun Activities: 
We organize many activities such as potlucks, picnics, camping trips, coffee/lunch/dinner meets, movie nights, Girls night outs, sleepovers, karaokes, musical gatherings, ticketed parties, road trips. We celebrate global festivals together. The larger scale ticketed events in this category helps us raise funds for the Support and empowerment activities listed below. 

2. Support Activities:

*Saheli has started a "Friends in Need" Support group that regularly meets in an intimate , confidential setting (5-10 ladies per session) where women can freely discuss their challenges and share anything weighing heavy on their hearts. They can seek support, help and connections to help them deal with their issues.

*We also volunteer together to support the needy via soup kitchens, donation drives, food and hygiene supply distributions to homeless and many such group activities.


3. Empowerment Activities

*Saheli organizes various workshops such as personality development, meditations, retreats, emotional fitness to help women build inner strength and peace

*Saheli offers emotional fitness and clarity coaching to women.

*Book Clubs -  Women interested in reading and sharing knowledge can join our book club sessions.
We strive to be a strong, supportive and inclusive community.

About The members:

Some of us love to dress up, some of us are happy with just a pair of jeans and a pony tail. Some of us love to cook, some of us only like to eat! :) some of us are from north, some of us from south. Some of us like to dance, some of us would rather be invisible when dancing starts! So you got it! You will always fit in! We accept and love everyone the way they are!

The only rule we follow is : No drama please! We laugh (a lot!!) and most importantly we stick together for the ones in need.

Do not worry if if it is your first time joining us at a meetup and you don't know anyone here. We will make sure that you feel welcome and are comfortable. So join us for any of the meetups without any hesitation. We are a very inclusive group. 

Running a meetup has a significant recurring monetary cost to the organizers, apart from efforts and time investment. However we are able to keep it a free experience for members to be a part of this community. How? Thanks to our sponsors, who chip in to make this happen for you. Let's be grateful to them for bringing wonderful connections, opportunities to have fun and support in our lives.

Here's a list of Saheli sponsors: 

EthnicThread app -  Desi girl's app to buy/sell fashion closet to closet.

Realtor, Heena Joshi Bhagwat

LP Party - Event decorators

Revive Body MD - Body Sculpting & Slim Spa

Neepa G Photography 

Hamsa - The mind Spa (Emotional Fitness and clarity Coaching)

Note: If you want to promote your business or events to Saheli members, you will need to become a sponsor for Saheli. Contact organizer for details.

1584 members · Private