Healing Drums Circle

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

Join CONNECT and Patrice C. Queen, for our healing drums circle designed to transform lives through rhythm, words  and musical expression.The Healing Drum’s Circle is part of CONNECT’s ongoing programing focused on healing and community health and well being to prevent and end gender based violence. 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015 (Open to All)

6- 8 p.m.


Father's Day Twitter Chat #FDPAV2015

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join CONNECT on Twitter the day before our 6th Annual Father’s Day Pledge, for a Twitter chat on what makes a good father. Be part of a growing momvement of men and women who want safety and peace in our communities. 

Join us on Twitter @CONNECT_NYC #FDPAV2015Participants Include Byron Hurt, Filmmaker, Kevin Powell, Activist & Writer, Juan Ramos, A Call to Men, Maria Lizardo, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | 12 -1 p.m.


For more information, contact Quentin Walcott at

Akila Workshops

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

More information coming soon!

CONNECT and BK Nation Host What is a Father?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Join us, and our community partner BK Nation as we bring together 6 incredible fathers in a conversation and celebration about fatherhood, manhood, community and family in the context of addressing and preventing gender based violence.
Speakers include: John “Chance” Acevedo, Michael A. Friedman, Mark Naison, Avinash Sarwal, Akeem Ward, and Dennis Williams 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Judson Memorial Church 
239 Thompson Street
Manhattan, NY
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World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
New York, NY

CONNECT joins World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) - a global awareness raising initiatiive launched in June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.

Awarness ranges on the work national, state and local groups are doing to educate the public and professionals about types of elder abuse, signs and symptoms and more information to support seniors be safe from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Monday, June 15, 2015 

Fordham University, New York

Learn more here. 

"Running Days are Done" Performance and Discussion on Sexual Abuse

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church 230 Decatur Street Brooklyn, 11233

Michelle Nickens joins CONNECT and St. Lebannon’s Baptist Church in Brooklyn 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.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 | 10a.m.- 12 p.m

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
230 Decatur Street 
Brooklyn, 11233


Interfaith Breakfast in the Bronx Abuse in Later Life

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Morris Heights Senior Housing 69 West Burnside Ave Suite 18. Bronx NY 10453.

Join us in the Bronx at our June 2015 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 clergy and lay leaders to end interpersonal violence and promote peace.

Friday, June 26, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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


CONNECT Faith Roundtable on Gender, Race, and Intimate Partner Violence

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 W. 127th Street, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us at our monthly Faith Roundtable to discuss race, gender, and intimate partner violence, particularly as it intersects at different life and generational stages. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 6 - 8 p.m.

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


CONNECT Community Dialogue

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
127 W. 127th Street, Harlem, NY 10027

Join us at our Community Dialogue for an intergenerational conversation on fathers and men preventing violence. 

CONNECT Community Dialogue is a safe environment where women and men come together to ask tough questions and share their concerns about healthy relationships and domestic violence. It’s a great way to strengthen Sister- and Brotherhoods in the shared mission to create safe families and peaceful communities.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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


CONNECT at JASA 10th Annual Elderly Abuse Conference

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
The New School 66 West 12th Street New York, NY 10011

CONNECT joins JASA’s 10th Annual Elderly Abuse Conference, an interdisciplinary gathering bringing together over 300 professionals, government partners, community agencies, and concerned citizens to address the issue of Elder Abuse in NYC.

Wednesday, June 2, 2015 

The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

Learn more about the confererence here. Register here.