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CONNECT Interfaith Breakfast for Religious Leaders in Queens

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 9:00am - 12:00pm First Baptist Chursh in 100-10 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, Queens.

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Responding to Domestic Violence in Communities of Faith Dec. 2nd & 9th

9:30am - 4:30pm Union Theological Seminary.

Register today for CONNECT Faith's two day seminar RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in FAITH COMMUNITIES  at Union Theological Seminary. To Register: send an email to  Click here to learn more about seminar

Next Working with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Module 3 & 4

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:30am - 4:30pm .

The next Working with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence modules are now divided into six modules over three days in a three month period. REGISTER today for Modules 3:Complex trauma in children and adolescents who witness DV and Module 4:Interviewing, assessment and treatment planning for children and adolescents. Click here to learn more about upcoming modules 5 & 6.

Congratulations Nobel Laureates of 2011


CONNECT congratulates Nobel Laureates Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and the revolutionary Tawakul Karman of Yemen for their brave and invaluable contributions to brining lasting peace and democracy in the world. We are humbled by their courage, challenged by their persistence and inspired by their leadership. This is a great day for all women and peace activists working for social justice and peace.

Thank You Community Corps and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

How can we thank you? “Let me count the ways….” CONNECT thanks the incredible volunteers who re-wired our entire computer network in just 2 days! .

The logistics were daunting and they worked very, very hard;  CONNECT now has a new, stable Internet connection and office network up and humming.  And the people who did it couldn’t have been more generous – (or more fun to work with.) Thanks to:  Community Corps founder JP Morgan Chase: our sponsor Nicholas and brilliant Han, Nick, Jack, Michael, Evelyn, Jason, Charles, Kevin, Keith, Mark, Terry and Eric and Tina; Tom, Jarda and Alex from NCIC Computer Consulting; NPower’s Rachell for starting and staying with us all the way; -and finally last but not ever least, Telenet Communications Inc. sponsor Rich and wonderful Artie, Daniel, Paul and Silo and generous donors Commscope, CPI and Comm-works.  CONNECT is all about creating partnerships with communities; this partnership that created a network that will connect us to communities in so many ways.  Thank you all!

2nd Annual Father's Day Pledge

Thank you to everyone who supported us and to all the men who took the pledge. .

Father's Day Pledge

I pledge:

  • Never to commit or excuse violence against women or intimate partners
  • Never to be disrespectful of women or intimate partners
  • Never to remain silent about domestic violence

This is my pledge...

Collective Actions Transforms Violence


In less than two months during the summer of 2011 twelve women were killed due to intimate partner violence.  We have asked for 7 days "What Will You Do?"  Today we suggest "Things You Can Do" and 10 Things Men Can Do

Men Speak Out Against Sexist Coverage of Rape: A Call to Action


The following  statement was co-written from men (including CONNECT's Quentin Walcott and Marlon Walker) that are actively involved in the struggle to end domestic and sexual violence and redefine manhood in the US and abroad. Please post widely and share with your networks.


Men Speak Out About Sexist Coverage of Rape: A Call To Action

In the struggle to stop rape and all forms of mens violence against women, it is time for men to leave the sidelines and get in the game. One important step we can take is to raise our voices and insist that the spotlight in media coverage of rape turns away from a fixation on victims and their behavior and instead focuses on abusive men and boys and the culture that produces and makes excuses for them.  We make this demand not only as concerned citizens and responsible members of our communities but as men from virtually every cultural/racial/ethnic/religious background...(to read the entire article click here)

(to download article click here)

CONNECT Newsletter Issue No. 12


Faith Communities and Intimate Violence.  Click here to learn how CONNECT Faith was able to educate 350 people last year within the 5 boroughs in the recent issue of CONNECT Newsletter.

Don McPherson and Quentin Walcott present at the UNIFEM conference

Where Are The Men?.

Providing a space for often overlooked allies in the movement to end violence against women (men), Quentin Walcott along with fellow panelists offer the latest research and advocacy on the role of men in society, examine how men's roles intersect with violence against women, and provide strategies for addressing masculinities.

To view the full length video click on link

Quentin Walcott at the NYC Council Hearings for Street Harassment


Listen to CONNECT's Q testify at the Street Harassment Hearings.

1st Annual Father's Day Pledge

6/17/10 New York CIty Hall.

CONNECT joins NYC Council Members on the steps of City Hall. NYC Fathers, Men and Boys make a Father's Day pledge to be part of a movement to end violence against Women, Girls and Men in our communities! More Photos on Facebook!!

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