Hush Hush The Healing Project

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Paradise Baptist Church, 23 Fort Washington Avenue, (off Broadway & 159th street) New York, NY, 10023

Psychotherapist, Author and Interfaith Minister, Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens will facilitate this interactive workshop and short play to help churches address, respond to, and prevent child sexual abuse. Special invited guest, Dr. Aracelis Fernandez, Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital will discuss her experience treating children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. Join us for a play, a talk, a talkback, and a discussion.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m

Paradise Baptist Church,

23 Fort Washington Ave. (off Broadway and 159th St) New York, NY 10023

***Lunch will be served***

Free and confidential HIV testing will be provided by the Ryan White Center

RSVP to CONNECT Faith: or 212-683-0605 Ext: 210

Forgiveness Faith Roundtable

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027
Forgiveness is a particularly challenging and complex issue in the context of intimate violence. Join us as we explore the multiple myths, meanings and complexities  of forgiveness.
What have our faith traditions taught us about forgiveness? Are these messages helpful for or a hindrance to our Healing and wholeness? We look forward to a lively and informative conversation.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.
CONNECT, 127 West 127th St. Suite. 432 (Conference Room) Harlem, NY 10027

Sustainability Through Overcoming Violence - CSW 2016

Fordham Law School. 140 W. 62nd St. at Lincoln Center, NYC

Join us for a CONNECT co-sponsored UN Commission on the Status of Women’s 2016 symposium at that will identify intersections between environmental and gender violence, and address learning and action toward the ecological sustainability and gender justice within a comprehensive framework of change from families to global society.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 10:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Fordham Law School | 140 West 62nd Street at Lincoln Center

Lunch will be served. Advanced online registration is required:

TONIGHT! Masculinity & Black Leadership in the Diaspora

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Just returned from a visit with social justice organizations in South Africa, our Co-Executive Director Quentin Walcott facilitates a special NYC Men’s Roundtable to close out Black History Month with a critical look at masculinity from black leadership throughout the diaspora.

How has masculinity from black leadership shaped present day leadership?

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
CONNECT, 127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027


Pause and Shine: Wholistic Healing Fair 2016

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Unhealed trauma is responsible for conditions many of us struggle with like depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even heart disease. Therapy is not the only option you have. There are many effective wholistic healing tools that are based in rich cultural traditions that we have been disconnected from.

At the wholistic healing fair you’ll be able to enjoy:

Free 1­on­1 sessions with healing practitioners (including acupuncture,reiki, massage and wholistic coaching)
Free group workshops on prenatal belly dancing, nutrition, self-defense and self-­care
Free yoga classes
Free childcare
Free lunch

Saturday, March 12, 2015 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
CONNECT 127 West 127th Street, Harlem, NY



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A Boy's Journey Into Manhood - Kevin Powell at the Men's Roundtable

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

kevin powellAuthor and Speaker, Kevin Powell joins CONNECT’s NYC Men’s Roundtable to discuss his book, relationships, battles with alcohol and depression, his two campaigns for Congress, and the uplifting trip to Africa that renewed his sense of personal mission.

Driven by his single mother’s dreams for his survival and success, Kevin Powell became the first in his family to attend a university, where he became a student leader keenly aware of widespread social injustice. But the struggle to define himself and break out of poverty continued into adulthood, with traumatic periods of homelessness and despair.

Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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


Women in Popular Culture and The Media

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

Join us at our monthly women’s circle to discuss “Women in Popular Culture and The Media”

We will discuss:

Who are the women in music and entertainment that are dominating pop culture?
What do you feel they represent versus what they state their message is?
We will discuss videos, interviews and movie clips?
What is role the media takes on in sending messages about these women? 

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6-8p.m.

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

RSVP to Sharene Roig at

Beyond Wellness Window Dressing: A Workshop

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us for Beyond Wellness Window Dressing a full day workshop on radical self care.

Even though you know self-care is good for you, you don’t always practice it. Join us for this 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.

Practicing self-care regularly can:

  • Make your work more impactful
  • Help you be a kinder co-worker, friend or partner
  • Allow you to be a more patient and loving parent/sister/brother/child

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, 10a.m - 4p.m.

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


Seeking Internal Justice: A Public Lecture

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join CONNECT’s Radical Wellness Program’s Healing and Justice initative for a public lecture on Seeking Internal Justice on Embodied Healing and Cultural Transformation with guest speaker Nkem Ndefo is the founder of TRE Los Angeles, LLC, which provides community-­based stress management and trauma recovery services and programming to social service, healthcare, and educational organizations.

We will discuss:

  • 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

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 6-8:30 p.m.

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


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

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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