Seeking Internal Justice & Beyond Wellness Window Dressing Lecture + Workshop

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Sat, 05/07/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
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, caregivers, helpers and healers who struggle with self-care.

On Friday, May 6th Nkem Ndofo will lead a lecture on embodied healing and cultural transformation specifically discussing: *Why justice and healing go hand-in-hand *A powerful healing tool that addresses the root of our health conditions and community challenges *How to deal with the stress of daily life in the midst of racism, gender violence and economic distress

On Saturday, May 7th join an experiential workshop where you’ll understand why you get stuck and learn some concrete steps that will help you break down your resistance and tap into your body’s deep well of healing and wisdom.

Friday, May 6, 2016, 6-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CONNECT Office, 127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027


CANCELLED - Healing Drumming Circle

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

 The March 30, 2016 Healing Drumming Circle is CANCELLED. Please check our calendar for the coming dates of future Healing Drumming Circles.

Exhale to Inhale Yoga for Women

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Trauma is an experience in our body. The body remembers neglect, abuse, and terror. Trauma keeps us trapped between regret of the past and fear of the future.

Womanhood or Woman's-Hurt? Fundraiser, Screening & Panel

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Corridor Gallery: 334 Grand Ave, Brooklyn NY 11235

Join Visual and Performing Artist Frances Nielah Bradley for an interactive evening of healing, reflection and transformation, as she utilizes visual art, film and tap dance to share her experience as a survivor of sexual assault. Following the screening, there will be an interactive panel discussion, “Experiencing Womanhood as Woman’s Hurt?”

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Ave., Brooklyn NY 11235

This event is free and open to the public. 

More information at

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From Ashes to Angel's Dust at 5th Annual Poetic License Festival

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Wild Project: 195 East 3rd Street New York, NY 10009

 The powerful choreodrama From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood (FA2AD) will celebrate the resiliency of black womyn during Women’s History, Sexual Assault Awareness and National Poetry Months. The FA2AD performance will be featured on April 1, in New York City, NY as part of The Fifth Annual Festival of New Poetic Theater Poetic License 2016: Some Kind of Now Festival. 

April 1, 2016 7:00pm 

The Wild Project: 195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

Tickets are $18. 


Black Women's Blueprint Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Thu, 04/28/2016 (All day)
Fri, 04/29/2016 (All day)
Sat, 04/30/2016 (All day)
Sun, 05/01/2016 (All day)
Various Locations

Join our co-Executive Director Quentin Walcott who is serving as a Commissioner on the Black Women’s Blueprint Truth and Reconciliation Commission this April 28th - May 1st.

The weekend will feature a range of events and activities including:

* Intergenerational Testimony
* Truth-Telling from Black Women Survivors
* Justice for Communities of Black Women Survivors
* Healing for Survivors and their Families
 * Intra-community Reconciliation
 * A Celebration of Black Girlhood and Black Girl Magic
 * Emerging Sons, an initiative for Black Men to End Rape and Sexual Violence

April 28 - May 1, 2016

Various Times & Locations


Bronx Interfaith Breakfast on Abuse in Later Life

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Morris Heights Senior Housing 69 West Burnside Ave Suite 18. Bronx NY 10453

Join us in the Bronx for an Interfaith Breakfast to discuss the issue of Abuse in Later Life.

CONNECT’s Interfaith Breakfast is a forum to build a strong, diverse and sustainable community through civic engagement, cross-cultural collaboration and information sharing. A call to faith leaders and people of faith to end interpersonal violence and promote peace.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Morris Heights Senior Housing 
69 West Burnside Ave Suite 18. 
Bronx, NY 10453


SHE: Multimedia Performance by Jinah Parker & Kevin Powell

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
219 West 19th Street btw. 7th and 8th Ave., Chelsea NYC

SHEJoin Jinah Parker, Kevin Powell, CONNECT, WNYC Radio and organizations listed below for a multi-media suite on sexual violence, Sandra Bland, and healing.

Creator and producer by JINAH PARKER, dancer & choreographer
Executive producer by KEVIN POWELL

Monday, April 11, 2016, Begins at 7p.m.

219 West 19th Street btw. 7th and 8th Ave.

Chelsea, NYC

ADMISSION: $20 regular admission; $15 for students and senior citizens with I.D.

Purchase tickets in advance HERE.

This event is co-sponsored by CONNECT, WNYC Radio, The Jinah Parker Project, Ms. Foundation, V-Day, BK Nation, and the Office of New York City
Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Judson Memorial Church, and One Hundred Black Men Inc.

PLEASE NOTE that immediately after the performance there will be a post-show talk back with the audience

YWCA Domestic Violence Symposium: DV & the 5 W's

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
Kean University STEM Building - 1075 Morris Ave., Union, New Jersey 07083

unioncountyOur co-Executive Director, Quentin Walcott joins the third annual Union County C.A.R.E.S.(Community, Awareness, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium; “Domestic Violence:  the 5 W’s – Who, What, Where, When, and Why.”

Planning is underway for this annual event, sponsored by the Trauma and Domestic Violence Services Consortium of Union County, whose members include the YWCA Union County, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Kean University, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Family and Children’s Services, and Iris House.

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Kean University STEM Building

1075 Morris Ave.,

Union, New Jersey 07083


Stand Up, Speak Up NYC Teen Dating Violence Walkathon

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
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