Events

Running Days are Done at St. Ann's Church for the Deaf

Date: 
Sun, 02/21/2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
209 East 16th St (off 3rd Ave), Manhattan, NY

Michelle Nickens joins CONNECT Faith and St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf with 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.

American sign language interpreter will translate entire event on site.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (CORRECTED TIME)

St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf, at St. Georges Church - 209 East 16th St (off 3rd Ave), Manhattan, NY

(CORRECTED LOCATION)

RSVP to connectfaith@connectnyc.org

CONNECT Women's Circle on Loving Yourself & Loving Again After Trauma

Date: 
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

CONNECT Women’s Circle: “All About Love” Loving Yourself & Loving Again After Trauma

Join us for a dialogue on self love and loving again after an unhealthy relationship. We will be reading excerpts from bell hooks “All About Love: New Visions & Communion.”

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.

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

RSVP to Sharene Roig at sroig@connectnyc.org

Faith Roundtable on Trauma and Spirituality

Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us for a Faith Roundtable on trauma and spirituality. Facilitated by Ije Ude, CONNECT’s Radical Wellness Director, we will discuss how trauma affects our spirituality and shapes our spiritual lives. We will also cover post-traumatic growth and how spirituality can support and deepen our healing.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.

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

RSVP HERE to iude@connectnyc.org

Exhale to Inhale Yoga for Women

Date: 
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Wed, 02/17/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
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. Every week, in partnership with Exhale to Inhale Yoga, we offer free yoga classes designed to support trauma survivors.

Move, relax, and breathe together in an gentle, enlivening yoga class at CONNECT. Classes are FREE of cost and appropriate for all levels of experience and ability.

Every Wednesday | 10 - 11a.m.

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

A Study on the Impact of Yoga on Trauma

Trauma Sensitive Summer Yoga

Date: 
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
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. Every week, in partnership with Exhale to Inhale Yoga, we offer free yoga classes designed to support trauma survivors.

Move, relax, and breathe together in an gentle, enlivening yoga class at CONNECT. Classes are FREE of cost and appropriate for all levels of experience and ability.


Every Wednesday  | 10 - 11 a.m.

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

RSVP to connect@connectnyc.org

Exhale to Inhale Yoga for Women

Date: 
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
James Chapel, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY

Begin your new year with deep breaths and alignment at our FREE weekly yoga classes for women. Using the Exhale to Inhale yoga program, we bring trauma sensitive yoga to all who identify as women. Join us!

Every Wednesday  | 10 - 11 a.m.

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

RSVP to connect@connectnyc.org

A Very Special Men's Roundtable: Building Peace Together

Date: 
Thu, 01/28/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

A very special Men’s Roundtable: Building Peace Together

 The Brothers invite Sisters to the table for a dialogue on building peace together in our intimate relationships and in our communities.

How can we effectively build and sustain stronger partnerships, share power, and lead together?

A CONNECT Community Dialogue Series and 2016 Peace Week Event!

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

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

RSVP to connect@connectnyc.org

Terrified No More - Safe Faith Communities Project

Date: 
Sat, 01/16/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York, 110-31 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11433


We invite you to join our Safe Faith Community Partner Janet Williams and The Greater Allen AME Cathedral’s Sanctuary for Women Ministry in Jamaica for a training on Vicarious Trauma and its impact on our life and community. CONNECT’s Safe Faith Communities Project trains and supports faith community members and leaders develop responsive programming to address and prevent gender based violence in their own communities.

For support to start a Safe Faith Ministry in your faith community, please contact us at connectfaith@connectnyc.org

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016   
 1 - 3 p.m. 

The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York,
110-31 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11433 

A Viewing of Serving Life CONNECT Faith Roundtable

Date: 
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

In honor of Peace Week, we invite you to join us for a viewing of “Serving Life” a powerful documentary about the story of a group of inmate volunteers who staff their own hospice inside maximum security prison in Louisiana where the average sentence is more than 90 years. 

Following the viewing, we will have a discussion
about redemption, and the power of our capacity for compassion to transform us.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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

RSVP to connectfaith@connectnyc.org

Interfaith Council of Flushing Breakfast

Date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: 
Flushing, Queens

We join our community partner John Choe and the Flushing Interfaith Council for a Breakfast to celebrate the divesity of faith traditios in NYC and integrate conversations about community and violence against women. Join us for this special event in Flushing, Queens.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 | 8:30 - 10:30a.m.

Flushing, Queens (Exact location TBD)

RSVP to connectfaith@connectnyc.org