Events

Stand Up, Speak Up NYC Teen Dating Violence Walkathon

Date: 
Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Cadman Plaza West & Tillary Street at the Korean War Veterans Plaza Brooklyn, NY

Join us and The Healing Center to raise awareness and shatter stigmas around an issue affecting 1 in 3 teens; sexual assault and teen dating violence. Gathering the power of a collective this walk brings together a host of organizations, community members of all ages together. The walk will start at Cadman Plaza West and Tillary Street at the Korean War Veterans Plaza in Brooklyn, NY. This event is held in honor of a teen, Sarah  who died as a result of dating violence. Learn more about the walk here.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | Registration begis at 9 a.m.

Korean War Veterans Plaza

Cadman Plaza West & Tillary Street

Brooklyn, NY

REGSITER HERE

Joining Voices, Raising Awareness Interfaith Breakfast with Annabel Palma

Date: 
Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
St. Joan of Arc, 1372 Stratford Ave. Bronx, NY 10472

A call to faith leaders and all people of faith to help end interpersonal violence and promote peace!!

Council Member Annabel Palma, Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice and CONNECT Faith invite you to Joining Voices, Raising Awareness Interfaith Breakfast to end interpersonal violence and promote peace to build a strong, diverse and sustainable Bronx community through civic engagement, cross-cultural collaboration and information sharing.

Breakfast will be served. ALL are welcome.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

St. Joan of Arc
1372 Stratford Ave. Bronx, NY 10472

RSVP to connectfaith@connectnyc.org

Religious & Spiritual Sources of Strength for Domestic Violence

Date: 
Thu, 04/07/2016 (All day)
Location: 
Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY

prayinghandsJoin us at the Social Work and Religious Diversity Conference!

Our Co-Executive Director, Sally MacNichol, will be speaking on one of the panels exploring the important role that religious and spiritual coping resources play for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Sally will be on the panel with speakers from a range of religious and spiritual traditions including Christian, Muslim, and Yoruba/Ifa communities. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016
(Panel: 2:30 - 3:50 p.m.)
All Day Conference
 

Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive, 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
Morningside Heights, NY 10115

The main entrance is on Claremont Avenue, between 119th and 120th Streets. 

Click here for more information and registration for the entire conference.

Responding to Domestic Violence in Faith Communities Training

Date: 
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Beraca Baptist Church, 9602 Flatland Ave. at East 96th St. Brooklyn, NY 11236

Our Co-Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Sally MacNichol joins the Hatian American Caucus and the Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center for a full day training for religious leaders, lay leaders, and seminarians to:

  * Gain a basic understanding of the complex dynamics of intimate partner abuse and effects on individuals, families, and communities.
  * Learn about intervention strategies: practices and resources needed to help keep victims/survivors safe, and abusers accountable.
  * Explore approaches to the challenging pastoral, theological and spiritual issues that abuse and violence in the family raise.
  * Develop strategies for how you and your community of faith can play a critical role in breaking the silence and preventing domestic violence.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Beraca Baptist Church, 9602 Flatland Ave. at East 96th St. Brooklyn, NY 11236

Space is limited. RSVP by April 1st to mmoise@interborough.org, or call 347-370-9422

Men of Faith & Gender Based Violence Prevention - UN-CSW 2016

Date: 
Mon, 03/14/2016 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
United Nations Church Center, Boss Room, 8th floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY

Join our Co-Executive Director Quentin for a panel discussion at an NGO-CSW Parallel event as part of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN-CSW). Q and a team of leaders in the global gender based violence movement will speak about engaging men of faith to be champions in the movement to end sexual and gender based violence.

This event is co-sponsored by “We Will Speak Out” and the “Episcopal Relief & Development Fund”

Monday, March 14, 2016 | Begins at 6:15 p.m.

United Nations Church Center, Boss Room, 8th floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY

RSVP to connectmen@connectnyc.org

Men Working Discussion at Letter of Marquee Theater

Date: 
Sat, 03/19/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
LOM Theater 172 FIfth Avenue, #191 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Our co-Executive Director Quentin Walcott joins the artists at Letter of Marquee Theater in Brooklyn for a conversation about men and gender based violence prevention.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

172 FIfth Avenue, #191, Brooklyn, NY 11217

RSVP to connectmen@connectnyc.org

Healing Drumming Circle

Date: 
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Conference Room 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join CONNECT and Patrice C. Queen, for our healing drums circle designed to transform lives through rhythm, words  and musical expression. The Healing Drum’s Circle is part of CONNECT’s ongoing programing focused on healing and community health and well being to prevent and end gender based violence. 

Wednesdays, 6- 8 p.m.

July 13 , 2016

July 20, 2016

CONNECT | 127 W. 127th St. Ste. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

RSVP to patricecqueen@msn.com

Fathers/Father Figures Raising Daugthers and Sons Today!

Date: 
Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join our monthly NYC Men’s Roundtable on the critical issue of raising daughters and sons in rape culture and the involvement and bonds between fathers and father figures.

How do we raise the children in our lives and communities in this day of normalized sexual and commercial exploitation of our children? What does this look like for our daughters and sons who are being shaped by this culture, despite our involvement as fathers and men in their lives?

These conversations and other activities will lead up to our 7th annual Father’s Day Pledge and Day of Action this June 9th. Save the Date: June 9, 2015 #fdpav2016.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

CONNECT, 127 W. 127th St. Conference Room 432, Harlem, NY 10027

RSVP to: connectmen@connectnyc.org

Faith Communities Responding to Sexual Violence

Date: 
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us for our monthly Faith Roundtable. As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we gather to the range of religious and spiritual responses to sexual assault and gender based violence in our faith communities.  All are welcome.

Artwork by: Ugandan Artist Benon Lutaaya

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.

CONNECT Offices, 127 W. 127th St. Conference Room 432, Harlem, NY 11226

RSVP to: connectfaith@connectnyc.org

"The Hunting Ground" Film Screening at Women's Circle

Date: 
Thu, 04/07/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Conference Room 432, Harlem, NY 10027

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us on April 7th at our monthly Women’s Circle for a screening of the documentary “The Hunting Ground” a film about the incidents of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States. 

The film was also premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more about the film and watch the trailer here. For more information, please contact Sharene Roig, CONNECT’s Women and Girls Program Coordinator.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 6- 8 p.m.

CONNECT | 127 W. 127th St. Conference Room 432, Harlem, NY 10027

UPDATE: The April Women’s Circle is at capacity and now closed.