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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.

658 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

San Francisco Lipstick Lesbians

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Lipstick Lesbians

Eyeliner, drawn. Mascara, done. & Lastly, Lipstick added. The San Francisco Lipstick Lesbians meet-up is for the Bay Area lipstick lesbian, femme, and "chapstick" femme community.

This meet-up is for Bay Area/ NorCal femme women identified ONLY looking to make new friends, network, or date other femme identifying women. It's great for femme women new to the Bay Area looking to make friends and get involved in the community.  We are a diverse group of fun, loving femmes ranging from mid-20s to mid-50s that enjoy everything this city offers. Bisexual and Trans-identifying women are welcomed. This space does include single women and women in relationships (committed or open) so please respect that this space is all encompassing for our femme queer women's community. All event's reserved space are strictly for women identified only, this includes guest(s).

For all you femme identifying women interested in joining our group please send a request. To be considered for approval ensure you have these requirements: 1- a clear head-shot photo of yourself (photo should only be of you) so we can recognize you during our events, and 2- your actual first name or nickname; these are required to join and remain in the group. 

The official organizers have a monthly cocktail/ mocktail event in various bar locations in San Francisco, these events are a great way to meet and get to know the amazing ladies of this meetup, so make sure to RSVP and come to those events (usually on Friday or Saturday 6-9 PM); these are especially great for 1st timers. 


Important Information:

MUST BE 21+ AND FEMME-WOMAN-IDENTIFYING AND LOCAL (in Bay Area or Northern California) 

This meetup group is set on private settings; only members can see pictures or other member’s profiles. Profile pictures must be of you and real first name or nickname.

Please do not send unsolicited private messages to members, this platform is created for people to meet in-person at events.

Most events on this meetup allows you to invite one women identified guest*, some events may allow more or none. Please be considerate of this especially given restriction of reserved space. *women identified guests do not need to be femme queer identified, however please respect that this space is created for femme 4 femme connections.

Please RSVP YES if you plan to attend an event to help us keep a true count of the number of attendees (including women identified guests); we normally work with the venue to ensure they have sufficient staff. You will be removed if you show up and do not RSVP as a YES. It is simple - just be courteous.

~~If you have 3 no shows you will be removed, so please update your RSVP to NO if you are not able to attend. A “no show” is when you RSVP YES and not show up or not message the organizer (use comment section or private message) to let them know you can’t make it prior to the event starting. We normally go up to all that attend at each event and introduce ourselves, especially with 1st timers and we do keep track no shows.~~ 

Please let us know if you want to host an event and we can work with you; you can review the message board which has a posting on how to and rules for hosting events; we have a strict rule for only allowing one post per date. Please DO NOT promote your events on this meetup without checking 1st w/ the organizers. 

Keep your membership active by checking out the site periodically, meetup automatically deletes inactive members. You can also be remove at any point at the organizers discretion, we do not tolerate hate or any form of xenophobia in this meetup or drama!


Looking forward to meeting you all!

Sophia A (Organizer)

Cindy K (Co-Organizer)


3064 members · Private