7th Annual Fathers Day Pledge to End Domestic Violence #FDPAV2016

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:00pm
NYC City Hall Steps

Join us at our 7th Annual Father’s Day Pledge to End Violence. Our annual NYC gathering will take place on the steps of New York’s City Hall as well as various other cities across the United States.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 12 noon

NYC City Hall Steps

New York, NY

Join us on Twitter at @CONNECT_NYC and tweet at #FDPAV2016

Reckoning With Our Trauma While Confronting Our Complicity As Black Men

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

A barber shop conversation on how to reckon with our own kin, and how do we respond when the rapist is not ex-police officer Daniel Holtzclaw or White at all.
“But how many black men mobilized against rape within black communities? How many black men chose to, instead, shame black women into silence? How many black men tasked black women with hiding their own victimization from the eyes of society in order to protect the black men doing the victimizing?” - Ahmad Greene-Hayes

Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Twins Barber Shop 74A Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
(3 blocks from the Barclay Center Stadium)


Making Sense of Safety Interfaith Roundtable

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027
Safety is a foundational concept for the anti violence movement, and is often narrowly defined and speaks to only certain people’s contexts. Nevertheless, safety often means vastly different things to different people, families, communities, institutions, systems.

At this month’s roundtable, we will discuss different meanings of safety;  including physical, psychological, social, moral and spiritual safety, particularly moral and spiritual safety,  in our relationships, and in our communities whether it be the work, faith and/or activist, artist, communities we are part of.  
  • Where do and don’t we feel safe ?  
  • How do we define safety for ourselves?
  • How do our understandings and experiences of safety shape our spirituality and worldview?

 All are welcome.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.

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

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The Politics of Motherhood CONNECT Women's Circle

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us for our May Women’s Cirlce. In honor of Mother’s Day our group will explore the politics of motherhood. We will discuss the following:

  • What does society say about motherhood ?
  • Are all women expected to be mothers ?
  • What is the value of mothers in our society ?
  • In the midst of today’s political climate are the voices of mother’s being heard ?

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6-8p.m.

CONNECT Office: 127 W. 127th St.

Conference Room 432

Harlem, NY 10027


Reckoning with Our Own Complicity | White Allies Workshop at Black Women's Blueprint Truth & Reconciliation Concurrent Event

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join our Co-Executive Director Sally MacNichol for “Reckoning With Our Own Complicity: A Workshop and Concurrent Process by White People for White People at Black Women’s Blueprint Truth and Reconiciliation Commission.

The workshop is designed for aspiring and active white-identified people of all genders to process, debrief, and contextualize what they have witnessed related to their own personal and generational her/histories and genealogies of power, privilege, and complicity in perpetuating harm against Black women and girls.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CONNECT Office, 127 W. 127th St. Harlem, NY 10027


Spiritual Geographies of Domestic Violence

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fordham University Rose Hill Campus 441 E. Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458

Our Co-Executive Director will be honored as keynote speaker at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religious Education. Sally will be joined by Jill Snodgrass Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University in Maryland. Sally will be speaking about her journey doing work to prevent and end domestic violence as a faith leader and social justice advocate.

Friday, May 6, 2016 | 9a.m. - 3p.m.

Fordham University Rose Hill Campus Duane Library, Tognino Hall

441 E. Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458

Seeking Internal Justice & Beyond Wellness Window Dressing Lecture + Workshop

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

In the spirit of renewal and rebirth, CONNECT’s Radical Wellness Program is offering another installment of our popular lecture and workshop with Nkem Ndefo designed for community workers, advocates, organizers, teachers, social workers, care

NYC Men's Roundtable on Forgiveness

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us for our monthly Men’s Roundtable on Forgiveness.

  • We discuss what “forgiveness” really means in the context of a family and a relationship.
  • What men can do to support each other, their families, and communities to create support for each other.

CONNECT’s monthly roundtable is a safe and supportive space for men to gathering to share, address, and support each other at the intersection of gender based violence, immigration, race, sexuality and more.

June 30, 2016 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

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May Women's Circle

127 W. 127th St. Conf. Rm. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us for our ongoing monthly Women’s Cricle - an ongoing space for empowerment and liberation which includes book club, film series and special events that meets every 1st Thursday of the month (free open discussion forum).

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6- 8 p.m.

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

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Running Days Are Done - POSTPONED!

Wed, 05/04/2016 (All day)
St. Mark's Chruch In-The-Bowery 131 East 10th Street New York, NY 10003

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT (5/4) HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to an emergency. Please keep a look out for the new date~***

Michelle Nickens joins CONNECT and St. Mark’s Church In-The-Bowery for a performance of“Running Days are Done” - an engaging, thought provoking dramatic presentation based on collected interviews with women survivors of sexual abuse.

During the performance, playwright/actress Michelle Nickens brings to life the voices of disparate women who defy cookie-cutter notions of victimization – they are fully dimensional and fully human, telling the stories of their lives with courage, honesty, and even humor. As they share their stories, we begin to recognize ourselves in them, to think, to feel, to sort through, and even to celebrate.

POSTPONED! (May 4, 2016)

St. Mark’s Chruch In-The-Bowery

131 East 10th Street

New York, NY 10003

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