Events

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

Looking Ahead CONNECT Women's Circle

Date: 
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us for the first Women’s Circle of 2016 facilitated by our Coordinator of Programs for Women and Girls, Sharene Roig. We will discuss our ideas for book readings, movie viewings, and areas of interest. Please bring your ideas!

Thursday, Jan, 7, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

CONNECT’s monthly Women’s Circle is free and open discussion forum for empowerment, support, healing, and liberation. We host book clubs, film series’, and special events relevant to women, community, and gender based violence.

RSVP to sroig@connectnyc.org

Women's Circle on Child Sex Trafficking

Date: 
Thu, 12/10/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Women’s Circle On Child Sex Trafficking

Join us and Janai Smith, Youth Outreach Manager for ECPAT-USA for a discussion about child sex trafficking in the United States and right here in New York City.

ECPAT-USA is part of an international network of 77 countries working to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation, also know as child sex trafficking. We do this through advocacy, private sector engagement, and community/youth education, using these tactics to end child slavery at the source.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 | 6-8p.m.

RSVP to sroig@connectnyc.org

Tanya's Story - A Film on DV and Animal Abuse

Date: 
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
127 W. 127th St. Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

Tanya’s Story - A Film Viewing

Please join us for a viewing of Tanya’s Story. CONNECT will be joined by Tanya Mcleod for a discussion on the link between animal cruelty and intimate partner violence, child abuse and family violence.

Animal cruelty and abuse can be an indicator of domestic violence. According to the American Humane Organization (AHO), approximately 75 percent of women reporting domestic violence also reported that their partner had threatened and/or actually hurt or killed one or more of their pets. Further studies have documented that battered women often delay leaving abusive relationships out of fear for the safety of their pets.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

3 - 5 p.m.

RSVP to connect@connectnyc.org