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[SF] Sparking Creativity with The Cosmos SF
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

[SF] Sparking Creativity with The Cosmos SF

Join The Cosmos SF in their first monthly event at Spark Social SF!

The Cosmos SF will be hosting monthly events for Asian women, femme, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender creatives. To celebrate our first Cosmos SF event and APAHM (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month), we'll meet up at Spark Social SF for food, conversations, and community. Our guest creative, Tiffany Trieu (design strategist and creative coach) will join us to share her story and chat with all of us! Visit her work at https://www.tiffunee.com/

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[LA] A Seat at the Table
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

[LA] A Seat at the Table

A family-style meal for the Asian women/non-binary/trans community in LA to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Join The Cosmos – Los Angeles for a family-style meal at Peking Tavern in Downtown LA to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We'll talk about what The Cosmos is, have meaningful discussions with other Asian women, non-binary, and trans folks in the LA community, and enjoy some delicious food at the same time.

Tickets are $35, and includes a full meal from Peking Tavern (drinks not included). We also have a Bring a Friend deal, where you can receive a $10 discount when you purchase tickets for two people! There will be vegan and vegetarian options, and please let us know if you have any allergies and/or other dietary restrictions.

What to expect:

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM – What is The Cosmos?
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM – Introductions + “speed dating” activity
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM – Guided discussion (over food!): What does it mean to be an Asian Woman?
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM – Keep eating and hanging out!
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM – Mingle + wrap up

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[CHI] Aerial Yoga + A Conversation on Asian American Identity
May
26
12:45 PM12:45

[CHI] Aerial Yoga + A Conversation on Asian American Identity

Join The Cosmos in Chicago as we slow down our thoughts and get reflective through the practice of aerial yoga, followed by food and a community conversation on Asian American identities.

This event is for all self-identified Asian womxn to come relax, stretch, and build community. We aim to create a safe, dedicated space to get in tune with our bodies and to ask questions and talk openly about our struggles, anxieties, hopes, dreams, and experiences.

Agenda:

  • 12:45-1pm: Arrival

  • 1-1:20pm: Introductions and Community Time

  • 1:20-2pm: Aerial Yoga

  • 2-3pm: Lunch and Conversation

No prior yoga or aerial experience necessary. This will be a beginner level mini aerial yoga class focused on using the aerial hammock to stretch our muscles, tune in with our hearts, and ready ourselves for sharing with our community. The aerial yoga portion will be led by Shengxiao "Sole" Yu, Cosmos-Chicago Co-Ambassador and AIR-certified aerial fitness and yoga instructor. 

What to Bring:

  • Dress in comfortable, yoga-like clothing that covers past your knees.

  • We encourage guests to bring your own reusable water bottle and utensils for lunch (bowl or plate, fork, spoon).

  • We will be sitting on thick yoga mats for the last portion of the event and invite guests to bring your own pillows and blankets.

Getting Here:

  • Public transit: The venue is a 20 minute walk from the Fullerton Brown/Red line stop or a 5 minute walk from the #74 Fullerton/Glenview bus stop.

  • Parking: There is paid street parking on Clybourn and limited free parking on Janssen, Webster, and other nearby streets.

The Cosmos is committed to making events as inclusive as possible.

The ticket price includes aerial yoga class, lunch, and other supplies. If the cost is prohibitive or you require alternative seating arrangements, please email us and we will be more than happy to make this event accessible.

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[IE] Asian Snack Swap & Mental Health Workshop
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

[IE] Asian Snack Swap & Mental Health Workshop

We will be hosting a snack swap where share our favorite childhood snacks and build connections with Asian women from our community. We invite you to bring or make your favorite Asian treat to the event!

(Additional snacks and drinks will be provided.)

Afterward, Katrina Niere, MS, LMFT from Mind Health Therapy will lead us in a conversation on mental health.

Because of space, we are limiting this gathering to 30 people. We recommend registering early.

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[BOS] Womxn Drink and Draw Night
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

[BOS] Womxn Drink and Draw Night

The Boston Chapter of The Cosmos is excited to to kick off our first event of the year with a fun Drink & Draw event! Come connect with fellow Asian American womxn from the community as we draw the night away. Unlike the traditional drink & art experiences, we will provide prompts for participants to doodle/draw/paint/write about. All expertise levels, or lack of, are welcome! Our only hope is to bring people together, get a good flow of conversation going, and to have fun.

**When you get to Tatte, please make your way to the second floor where the meetup will be.

**We will supply all the art supplies, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like. As for food and drink, we encourage treating yourself to a Tatte indulgence :)

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[DMV] The Cosmos Meet-up & Book Swap
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

[DMV] The Cosmos Meet-up & Book Swap

You're invited to the inaugural The Cosmos DMV meet-up with a bonus book swap!

The Cosmos DC will be hosting monthly events for Asian women* creators and rule breakers to flourish and thrive. What a better way to celebrate Asian American Pacific Island Heritage Month!

Meet us at Kintsugi for a casual gathering and book swap.Bring a book written by an author of color and swap out for a new to you book!

Kintsugi serves for coffee, tea, beer, and pastries. Full menu here. The cafe is about 10 minute walk from Metro Center Station.

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[SD] Something About the Asian Girls
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

[SD] Something About the Asian Girls

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Something About the Asian Girls is the inaugural event for The Cosmos::San Diego, hosted by City Ambassadors Stacey Uy and Hailey Mitsui.

Something About the Asian Girls is an interactive art experience that honors Asian women through history who resisted the stereotypes that still underestimate us today. Get to know a new class of matriarchs, and celebrate a legacy of rule breaking and courage that is ours to inherit.

This will be one part art show, one part discussion and one part community building.

Because of space, we are limiting this initial gathering to 30 people. We recommend registering early.

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[SEA] AAPI Heritage Month Kick-Off
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

[SEA] AAPI Heritage Month Kick-Off

Join The Cosmos - Seattle at Seattle Freeze, on May 15th to kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. You'll learn more about The Cosmos and have the opportunity to connect with other women in the Seattle AAPI community.

What to Expect:
6:30-7:00: Meet & Mingle / Ice Breaker Activity
7:00-7:15: Who are the Cosmos?
7:15-7:45: Networking/Connecting with other attendees
7:45-8:00: Open Mic & Discussion
8:00-8:30: Mix & Mingle / Wrap Up

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[BOS] Calling All Angries: Boston Meetup!
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

[BOS] Calling All Angries: Boston Meetup!

The Cosmos and Angry Asian Girls are teaming up to host a meetup and connect our communities IRL! Come grab a cup of coffee, connect with local Asian & Pacific Islander womxn creators and rulebreakers, and join us for a conversation on how we can all flourish and thrive. You can expect thoughtul interactions and opportunities to give and receive support in a safe space for us, by us.

This event and our communities are inclusive of self-identifying women, femmes, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals of Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and mixed race descent.

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[NY] Celebrate Womanpower: International Women's Day with The Cosmos
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

[NY] Celebrate Womanpower: International Women's Day with The Cosmos

We're throwing a party at Canal Street Market to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) and our 1 year birthday! 

International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. However, the fight for gender parity doesn't belong to women alone! Join The Cosmos as we gather local leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, changemakers, community builders, and allies to explore how the Asian / American community can support the larger movement for equality.

This free event is open to all identities and ethnicities! Please RSVP to ensure entry in the event that we hit capacity.

What is our perspective? How can we support one another? What does solidarity look like? When The Cosmos launched on March 8 last year, we were inspired by these big questions. As we approach our 1 year birthday, we are so excited to celebrate this milestone and continued commtiment to our mission with you - our community - on IWD.

Special thank you to our partner Canal Street Market!

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[DENVER] Colorado Dragon Film Festival Opening Night: L​ipstick Under My Burkha
Mar
1
6:45 PM18:45

[DENVER] Colorado Dragon Film Festival Opening Night: L​ipstick Under My Burkha

Join The Cosmos Denver on opening night of the Colorado Dragon Film Festival. This year's festival theme is Women in Film & The Arts "to celebrate the creative presence and projects of women on screen, behind the scenes, and in the community." The festival will open with a movie called, Lipstick Under My Burkha, which is about four women on a journey to discover freedom and happiness in order to be independent and break free from the conservative society. Watch the trailer!

Buy your tickets for the movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake website HERE. Get them while they last! The movie begins at 7:30pm, but we invite you to join us for drinks at BarFly at the Alamo Drafthouse beforehand to meet each other and after the movie to debrief our feels if you'd like.

This event is open to Asians and non-Asians of all genders. So invite your friends! Kindly RSVP by Thursday, February 28th so that we can make sure to connect on that evening!


"Lipstick Under My Burkha is an Indian comedy film written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. Originally banned in its country of origin for being "lady oriented," Lipstick Under My Burkha battled against the Censor Board of India before finally being released to the public. "The film premiered at the Tokyo and Mumbai Film Festivals, where it won the Spirit of Asia Prize and the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality. The film turned out to be both a critical and commercial hit at the box office."

"Lipstick Under My Burkha' Is the Much-Needed Conversation India Refused to Have" - The Wire India

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Feb
22
9:30 AM09:30

[NY] Get Sh*t Done: Inspired Co-working

Wake up early and get sh*t done in 2 hours with a group of like-minded Asian women freelancers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Make time to focus on what needs to get done.

We book a beautiful and private space in Manhattan that cap out at 6 spots! This intimate setting created a laser-focused environment to ensure you can accomplish what you want for the day.

SCHEDULE:

9 am Coffee & Intros at a cafe

10 am - 12 pm Laser focused co-working!

12 pm+ Optional lunch outing

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Private beautiful workspace with 4-5 other like-minded Asian women!

  • An invite to a co-working Slack thread with other freelancers / creatives / entrepreneurs

  • Wifi

  • Coffee/Tea

  • Whiteboard

  • Projector & Screen

  • Printer

  • Bathroom on premises

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[Denver] Galentine's Day: Ladies Celebrating Ladies!
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

[Denver] Galentine's Day: Ladies Celebrating Ladies!

Join The Cosmos Denver to celebrate Galentine’s Day!

Just ladies celebrating ladies and enjoying crafts, cocktails, and conversation. Dinner provided! Kindly RSVP by Sunday, February 10th.

"The relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have."

Self-love is the act of putting your own happiness and well-being first. The more we are able to know, understand,and care for ourselves, the more meaningful and deeper connections we will have in our relationships with others. We can all be hard on ourselves at times. Most often, we are our own worst critic. However, when we take the time to take care of ourselves, we bring our best selves to our relationships with others.

On this evening, women are encouraged to share how they show self-love and how that affects relationships with significant others, families, friends, and other social supports. We hope you'll walk away feeling inspired, supported, and empowered to either continue or begin showing more self-love.

Crafts will include DIY personalized heart bracelets/necklaces (with polymer clay) and Valentine's Day cards. You can make them for others or for yourself!

Although this gathering is intended to bring Asian women together, we plan to host future events that welcome those who are non-Asian and of any gender.

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[NY] The Cosmos New Year Market
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

[NY] The Cosmos New Year Market

The Cosmos New Year Market is a curated marketplace celebrating local Asian women artists, brands, and small businesses. Come eat, shop, and make new friends while connecting with The Cosmos community. The market will showcase 10-12 Asian women selling food, clothing, art, jewelry, and more. Full line-up of vendors coming soon!

What You Get

  • #CosmosConversations: Learn how Asian women creators got their start and built their brands

  • Q&A with Cosmos cofounder Cassandra Lam

  • Exclusive Cosmos merch will be on sale for the first time

  • Special announcement from Team Cosmos

*TICKETS*

  • Get your tickets fast - limited number available online

  • Entry day of will be available at the door subject to space capacity - suggested minimum donation $10

  • All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards The Cosmos Summit, the largest gathering of Asian women creators New York has ever seen! Coming your way late 2019

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[NY] Making Social Media Work for You: A Workshop for Women of Color
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

[NY] Making Social Media Work for You: A Workshop for Women of Color

Join The Cosmos on Thursday 11/29 for an intimate workshop to demystify social media and to grow your account. Led by designer and art director Catherine Kim, who successfully launched a new career off the power of social media, you'll receive useful tips, actionable strategies, and honest feedback for your project in a supportive small-group space! We will be centering women of color for this workshop.

This workshop includes:

  • Getting over fears so we can confidently share personal work

  • Brainstorming projects and feedback for your idea

  • Identifying your audience

  • Utilizing social media to gain visibility, find clients, and connect

  • Goal-setting

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[DEN] Crazy Rich Asians Viewing Party + Trivia
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

[DEN] Crazy Rich Asians Viewing Party + Trivia

Creators: Joanne Liu, Director of Operations at Turing School of Software & Design, & Mary Jeannette Schultz, Director of Financial Workshop Initiatives at National Endowment for Financial Education

We're supporting Crazy Rich Asians by throwing a premiere viewing party in Denver too! Join our lovely hosts Joanne Liu and Mary Jeannette Schultz and fellow Cosmos women for a movie night at Alamo Drafthouse followed by trivia. You'll get to test your knowledge about the movie and its actors as we discuss the film together. Get all questions correct and you can enter a raffle to win a prize pack from the movie provided by Warner Bros! 

Your ticket includes a movie ticket, trivia (plus chance to win that snazzy prize pack), and new friends!

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[NY] The Cosmos Book Club No. 2: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

[NY] The Cosmos Book Club No. 2: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

The Cosmos Book Club is reading A Thousand Beginnings & Endings, a recently published story collection (and top community pick!) for our second gathering. The anthology contains fifteen reimagined short stories of East and South Asia folklore and ranges from fantasy to science fiction to romance. The book is compiled by We Need Diverse Books's Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman. We will engage in Cosmos style small group discussions around several of these stories and how it relates to us as multidimensional women. 

We are also so excited to welcome two authors who contributed to the anthology: Preeti Chhibber, author of "Girls Who Twirl and Other Dangers", and Sona Charaipotra, author of "Still Star Crossed", will join us for a Q&A session following our discussion!!

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[NY] Finding Confidence with Nisha Garigarn
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

[NY] Finding Confidence with Nisha Garigarn

Creators: Nisha Garigarn, Co-founder of Croissant & Cassandra Lam, Co-Founder of The Cosmos 

Growing up Asian American likely means we’ve had to upset, disappoint, or disagree with family members at one point or another. When our sets of values clash, how do we navigate our relationships with loved ones and manage different sets of cultural expectations? How can we develop confidence to show up fully in our work and lives? Join us for an evening of conversation and new friendships as we explore this topic at our community gathering.

Community Gatherings strive to bring Asian women together to authentically connect, support, and learn from one another in intimate spaces. This is a donation-based offering.

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