ILERA CONSULTATION CALENDAR 

March 2017

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - March 4-5, 2017
New York, NY

February 2017

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - February 4-5, 2017
New York, NY

The Power of Transformation - February 11, 2017
Vicarious Trauma Training from 9:30am to 5pm
Live Streaming Available!
Register here: WELLNESS
One Spirit Learning Alliance, New York, NY

January 2017

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - January 7-8, 2017
New York, NY

The Power of Transformation - January 11, 2017
Vicarious Trauma Training
Grant Associates, Brooklyn, NY

December 2016

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - December 3-4, 2016
New York, NY

Pastoral Counseling Support - December 7-8, 2016
Office of Student Affairs
Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan, NY

November 2016

Ifa Self Development Presentation - November 1, 2016
IOI Temple, Chicago, IL

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - November 5-6, 2016
New York, NY

ECSA Faith Collaborative - November 14, 2016 
Connect Faith Convening  
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

The Power of Transformation - November 16, 2016
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
My Sister's Place, White Plains, NY

Pastoral Counseling Support - November 15 & 18, 2016
Office of Student Affairs
Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan, NY

October 2016

Vicarious Trauma Training - October 4, 2016
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Manhattan, NY

VT & Self Care Presentation - October 6, 2016
LGBT POC Mental Health Conference
Sponsored by DBGM
Manhattan, NY

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - October 8-9, 2016
New York, NY

One Spirit in Action - October 25, 2016
Panel Moderator: Building Bridges-Let's Talk about Racism
Sponsored by One Spirit Learning Alliance, 6pm-9pm
Manhattan, NY

September 2016

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - September 10-11, 2016
New York, NY

June 2016

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - June 1-3, 2016
Stony Point, NY

Hush Hush the Healing Project - June 28, 2016
Workshop & Play Reading 10am - 4:30pm
CONNECT, Harlem, NY

May 2016

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - May 1, 2016
New York, NY

April 2016

African Diasporic Religions Presentation - April 2, 2016
One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
Guest Speaker: Iya Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, M.S.
One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Social Work & Religious Diversity Conference - April 7, 2016
Panel: Spiritual Sources of Strength for Domestic Violence Survivors 
Sponsored by: Interfaith Center of New York
ICNY, Manhattan, NY

Vicarious Trauma Training - April 29, 2016
The Children's Aid Society
Manhattan, NY 

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - April 30, 2016
New York, NY

March 2016

The Power of Transformation - Mondays
Vicarious Trauma & Wellness Workshop Series, 6pm to 8pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - March 5-6, 2016
New York, NY

Hush Hush the Healing Project - March 19, 2016
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 11am to 3pm
Paradise Baptist Church
Manhattan, NY

Vicarious Trauma Training - March 17 & 31, 2016
The Children's Aid Society
Manhattan, NY 

February 2016

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - February 6-7, 2016
New York, NY

Moderator: Running Days are Done - February 21, 2016
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
St. Ann's Church for the Deaf
Manhattan, NY

Vicarious Trauma: Grief & Loss - February 25, 2016
The Children's Aid Society - PEAK Program
Bronx, NY

January 2016

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - January 9-10, 2016
New York, NY

The Power of Transformation - January 16, 2016
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 1-3pm
Greater Allen AME Church, Jamaica, NY

December 2015

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - December 5-6, 2015
New York, NY

Vicarious Trauma Training - December 7, 2015
The Children's Aid Society, Manhattan, NY 

Finding Voice in the Unspeakable - December 12, 2015
Education/Worship Experience Honoring Sexual Abuse Survivors
Sponsored by: CONNECT Faith & ALTSDS Church, 12pm to 3pm
Location: Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan, NY

November 2015

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - November 7-8, 2015
New York, NY

Hush Hush Workshop - November 15, 2015
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 1:30pm to 3pm
St. Ann's Church for the Deaf
Manhattan, NY

CONNECT Interfaith Roundtable - November 19, 2015
Topic: Sexuality & Spirituality, 6pm to 8pm
Guest Facilitator: DeShannon Barnes-Bowens
Location: CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

American Academy of Religion - November 22, 2015
State of Formation Panel, 9am to 10:30am
Topic: Interfaith Work & Racial Diversity
Atlanta, GA

October 2015

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - October 3-4, 2015
New York, NY

September 2015

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary - September 12-13, 2015
New York, NY

Hush Hush the Healing Project - September 19, 2015
Women Empowering Young Women Conference
GCAPP's Second Chance Homes
Atlanta, GA

August 2015

Hush Hush the Play - August 5, 2015
National Black Theatre Festival
Readers Theater Series @ 3:15pm
Winston-Salem, NC

ECSA Collaborative - August 21, 2015
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

July 2015

Hush Hush Workshop - July 30, 2015
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 7pm to 9pm
Greater Springfield Community Church
Jamaica, NY

June 2015

AASECT 2015 National Conference - June 4, 2015
Workshop: The Power of Transformation
Vicarious Trauma & Wellness for Sexuality Professionals 
Minneapolis, MN

Safe Faith Communities Project - June 8, 2015
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Social Work & Religious Diversity Conference - June 17, 2015
Workshop: Trauma & Healing
Sponsored by: Interfaith Center of New York
ICNY, Manhattan, NY

Ending CSA Convening - June 18 & 19, 2015
Ms. Foundation for Women
Brooklyn, NY

HUSH HUSH the Stage Play - June 20 & 26, 2015
My True Colors Festival
June 20th show: 9pm to 11pm
June 26th book signing & show: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Faison Firehouse Theater, Harlem, NY

May 2015

Safe Faith Communities Project - May 4, 2015
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Vicarious Trauma Workshop - May 22, 2015
PEAK Program
The Children's Aid Society, Bronx, NY 

Ifa Presentation - May 29, 2015
One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

April 2015

Safe Faith Communities Project - April 6, 2015
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

ECSA Collaborative - April 9, 2015
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – April 10, 2015
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

African Diasporic Religions Presentation - April 11, 2015
One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
Guest Speaker: Babalawo Olaoluwa Fasade
Guest Speaker: Rev. & Iyalorisa DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, M.S.
One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

March 2015

Safe Faith Communities Project - March 9, 2015
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

CONNECT Interfaith Roundtable - March 19, 2015
Topic: Sexuality & Faith, 6pm to 8pm
Guest Speaker: Michael Elam, MDiv 
Guest Facilitator: DeShannon Barnes-Bowens
Location: CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Interfaith Mental Health Summit - March 26-27, 2015
Sponsored by SAMHSA
Rockville, MD

State of Formation - March 30, 2015
Holocaust Museum
Washington D.C.

February 2015

Safe Faith Communities Project - February 9, 2015
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

January 2015

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – January 9, 2015
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

Safe Faith Communities Project - January 12, 2015
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

The Power of Transformation - January 17, 2015
Vicarious Trauma Workshop for Spiritual Leaders
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 10am-2:30pm
Mt. Lebanon Church, Brooklyn, NY

Understanding Domestic Violence - January 23, 2015
Topic: Trauma Effects & VT
Guest Presenter: DeShannon Barnes-Bowens
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

December 2014

ECSA Collaborative - December 3, 2014
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Breaking the Silence - December 4, 2014
Hush Hush - The Healing Project
University of Connecticut, Rainbow Center
Storrs, CT

Spiritual Counseling Presentation - December 7, 2014
Interspiritual Counseling Program
Guest Presenter: DeShannon Bowens
One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Secret Survivor Film Screening - December 17, 2014
CONNECT Faith Community Discussion, 6pm to 8pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

November 2014

Safe Faith Communities Project - November 3, 2014
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

The Power of Transformation - November 5 & 12, 2014
Vicarious Trauma Workshop for Spiritual Leaders
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 2pm to 5pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

October 2014

Vicarious Trauma Support - October 1, 2014
The Children's Aid Society, Manhattan, NY 

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – October 10, 2014
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

September 2014

ECSA Collaborative - September 17, 2014
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Vicarious Trauma Training - September 19, 2014
Professional Development and Support
Harlem, NY

Safe Faith Communities Project - September 29, 2014
Sponsored by Connect Faith, 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

August 2014

Healing Sexuality Trauma – August 1, 2014
Guest Presenter: DeShannon Bowens
Sponsored by Gatekeepers Collective, 8pm to 10pm 
Harlem, NY

July 2014

Sexuality Trauma & Relationships – July 11, 2014
Guest Presenter: DeShannon Bowens
Sponsored by Gatekeepers Collective, 8pm to 10pm 
Harlem, NY

ECSA Collaborative - July 14, 2014
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Vicarious Trauma Training - July 16, 2014
Family Wellness Program
The Children's Aid Society, Manhattan, NY 

AASECT 2014 Summer Institute - July 21 to 24, 2014
Workshop: Transforming Sexual Wounds for Healing & Restoration
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists 
Washington University, Brown School of Social Work, St. Louis, MO

June 2014

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – June 13, 2014
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

Hush Hush Staged Play Reading - June 22, 2014
Harlem Playwrights 21 Showcase @ 3pm
Location: 300 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, NY

Running Days are Done Play Performance - June 30, 2014
CONNECT ECSA Faith Collaborative Community Event
Location: 63 West 126th Street, Manhattan, NY

May 2014

Hush Hush Presentation – May 3, 2014 
Sponsored by: Interfaith Health & Street Fair
Sexual Abuse Talk
Mt. Vernon, NY

ECSA Collaborative - May 8, 2014
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Hush Hush Reading - May 22, 2014
Sponsored by: New Federal Theatre
Castillo Theatre @ 7pm
Location: 543 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, NY

April 2014

African Spirituality Presentation - April 5, 2014
One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Magnificent Survivors - April 7, 2014
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Safe Faith Communities - April 10, 2014
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 10am to 12pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Ifa Perspectives on Sexuality - April 11, 2014
ADRSA Conference: Love, Intimacy & Devotion
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hush Hush Reading - April 17, 2014
Connect Interfaith Roundtable
Topic: Sexual Abuse, 6pm to 8pm
Location: CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Sexuality & Spirituality Circle Session - April 19, 2014
Sponsored by The People's Monastery, 2:30pm to 5pm
Guest Facilitator: DeShannon Bowens
Location: 240 East 53rd Street
Manhattan, NY

March 2014

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Interfaith Breakfast on Child Sexual Abuse - March 6, 2014
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith, 8:30am to 10am
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – March 7, 2014
Sponsored by Gatekeepers Collective, ILERA, CSL, 8pm to 10pm 
Harlem, NY

Women's Intimate Violence Support Group - March 26, 2014
Theme: Healthy Relationships
Guest Facilitator: DeShannon Bowens
Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, Manhattan, NY

Sacred Sexuality – March 29, 2014
Professional Development Workshop,10am to 5pm
Presenters: Dr. Mariah Britton & Rev. DeShannon Bowens
Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

February 2014

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

The Power of Transformation - Wednesdays
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Unity Through Diversity Conference - February 22-23, 2014
Workshop Presentation: Spiritual Sexual Freedom
In Our Own Voices, Albany, NY

ECSA Collaborative - February 28, 2014
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

January 2014

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays 
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

The Power of Transformation – January 15 & 29, 2014 
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

AASECT 2014 Winter Institute - January 24-26, 2014
Workshop Presentation: Claiming the Authentic Self
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists 
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

December 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Wednesdays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Secret Survivor Film & Discussion - December 5, 2013
Sponsored By: UN & Baha'is of the U.S., 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 120
New York, NY

ECSA Collaborative - December 16, 2013
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project 
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

November 2013

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – November 1, 2013
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

Magnificent Survivors - Thursdays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Secret Survivor Training - November 13 & 20, 2013
Film Screening & CSA Prevention Discussion, 2pm to 5pm
CONNECT's Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

The Healing Wisdom of Ancestors - November 16, 2013
Ancestor Workshop, Room 432, 11am to 3:30pm
Location: 127 West 127th Street, Manhattan, NY

CONNECT Interfaith Roundtable - November 21, 2013
Topic: Sexuality & Spirituality, 6pm to 8pm
Guest Facilitator: DeShannon Bowens
Location: CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Sexual Abuse Presentation - November 25, 2013
Guest Speaker: DeShannon Bowens
Sponsored by The Moriah Institute
Blanton-Peale Institute, Manhattan, NY

October 2013

The Power of Transformation – October 4, 2013 
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
The Children's Aid Society, Staten Island, NY

September 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Thursdays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

ECSA Project  - September 6, 2013
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project 
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Ms. Foundation Convening - September 19, 2013
THEME: Self-Care for Sustainability & Impact
Manhattan, NY

Sexual Freedom Summit - September 20-22, 2013
Religious Oppression & Reclaiming the Body - 9/20
Women's Authors Panel - 9/22
Woodhull Alliance, Washington D.C.

Safe Church Intensive - September 24-26, 2013
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
Sponsored by: CONNECT Faith
Rockland County, NY

August 2013

ECSA Convening  - August 2, 2013
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Project 
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays (bi-weekly)
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Magnificent Survivors #2 - Thursdays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

July 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays (bi-weekly)
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Magnificent Survivors #2 - Thursdays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Sexual & Intimate Violence Training - July 20, 2013
CSL Professional Development Retreat
Bronx, NY

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – July 26, 2013
Topic: What is Spiritual Sexual Freedom?
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

June 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays (bi-weekly)
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Mental Health Webinar - June 6, 2013
Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle
Auburn Seminary, New York, NY

Vicarious Trauma Presentation - June 12, 2013
Trauma & Domestic Violence Conference
Family Wellness Program
The Children's Aid Society, New York, NY 

Hush Hush Workshop – June 19, 2013
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Workshop
Foster Care Parent Presentation
Abbott House, Irvington, NY

May 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays (bi-weekly)
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Hush Hush Workshop – May 9, 2013 
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Training
Abbott House, Irvington, NY

Hush Hush Reading - May 22, 2013
Sponsored by: New Federal Theater
St. Augustine Church, Parish Hall @ 7:30pm
Location: 292 Henry Street, Manhattan, NY

April 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays (bi-weekly)
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Body, Spirituality & Sexuality Presentation - April 5, 2013
ADRSA Conference: Divine Space & Sacred Territories
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

African Spirituality Presentation - April 6, 2013
One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative - April 12, 2013
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Take Back My Life Retreat - April 13, 2013
Sponsored and Led by CSL & ILERA, 10am to 3pm
Registration is REQUIRED
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Presentation - April 22, 2013
Guest Lecturer: DeShannon Bowens
The Church & Human Sexuality
New York Theological Seminary, Manhattan, NY

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – April 26, 2013
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

While No One Was Watching - April 27, 2013
Film Discussion: Secret Survivors, 11am to 1pm
Sponsored by Harlem S.U.N & CONNECT
Location: 127 West 127th Street, Rm 432, Manhattan, NY

Urban Priestess Mastery Retreat - April 28, 2013
Love & Self Empowerment Workshop
Manhattan, NY

March 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Westchester County, NY

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

February 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Co-Sponsored by Victims Assistance Services
Westchester County, NY

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Panelist: Nonviolent Living Series - February 21, 2013
THEME: Sexual Abuse
Sponsored by L.O.V.E Task force on Nonviolent Living
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Manhattan, NY

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – February 22, 2013
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

Moderator: Running Days are Done - February 23, 2013
2nd Annual Women's Conference
Abyssinian Church, New York, NY

January 2013

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Co-Sponsored by Victims Assistance Services
Westchester County, NY

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Intimate Violence Youth Workshop - January 11, 2013
Riverside Church, Manhattan, NY

The Power of Transformation – January 16, 2013 
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

December 2012

Magnificent Survivors - Mondays
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Co-Sponsored by Victims Assistance Services
Westchester County, NY

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program                                                      
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – December 7, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand  Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

November 2012

Spiritual Counseling Presentation - November 3, 2012
Interspiritual Counseling Program
Guest Presenter: DeShannon Bowens
One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Sexual Harassment Training - November 6, 2012
Valley Central Paraprofessional Workshop
Berea School, Montgomery, NY

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program                                                      
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Magnificent Survivors - November 19 & 26, 2012
Women's Sexual Abuse Support Group
Co-Sponsored by Victims Assistance Services
Westchester County, NY

Sexual Abuse Presentation - November 26, 2012
Guest Speaker: DeShannon Bowens
Sponsored by The Moriah Institute
Blanton-Peale Institute, Manhattan, NY

Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series – November 29, 2012
THEME: Islam & Sexuality, Sponsored by ILERA, 7pm to 9pm
Guest Speakers: Dr. Ruqaiyah Nape & Rev. Khadijah Matin
Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Intimate Violence Workshop - November 30, 2012
Children, Youth and Families Presentation
Riverside Church, Manhattan, NY

October 2012

The Power of Transformation – Wednesdays
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program                                                      
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Sexuality, Media & Teens – October 11, 2012
Foster Parent Film Discussion & Workshop
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

ARC Sacred Center - October 14, 2012
Weekly Interfaith Service Gathering, 10am to 11am
Guest Minister: DeShannon Bowens
Location: 458 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT

Sexuality & Faith - October 17, 2012
Interfaith Sexuality Workshop 10am to 4pm
Sponsored by CONNECT Faith
Presenters: Dr. Mariah Britton & DeShannon Bowens
Location: 127 West 127th Street, Manhattan, NY

Interfaith Spirituality & Sexuality Meetup – October 19, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand  Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

September 2012

Sanctuary NYC Salon - September 10, 2012
THEME: Spirituality & Sexuality with Rev. Jane Galloway
Guest Speaker: DeShannon Bowens
Sanctuary, Manhattan, NY

Peer Pressure & Teens – September 11, 2012
Foster Parent Film Discussion & Workshop
Abbott House, Poughkeepsie, NY

Child Sexual Abuse & Faith Communities - September 19, 2012
Sponsored by The Healing Center NY & CONNECT, 10am to 1pm
Workshop Facilitator: DeShannon Bowens
Location: Brooklyn Heights Library Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY

Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series – September 27, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA, 7pm to 9pm
Guest Speaker: Anindita Bhaumik, LMSW
Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Hush Hush Workshop - September 29, 2012
THEME: Empowering Faith Communities to Break the Silence on CSA
Sponsored by Victim Assistance Services
Workshop Facilitator: DeShannon Bowens
Location: Greater Centennial Church, Mount Vernon, NY

August 2012

Interfaith Spirituality Sexuality Summer Meetup – August 17, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA, 7pm to 9pm
Location: Center of Spiritual Light, 930 Grand Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative - August 24, 2012
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

July 2012

ARC Sacred Center - July 15, 2012
Weekly Interfaith Service Gathering, 10am to 11am
Guest Minister: DeShannon Bowens
Location: 458 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT

The Power of Transformation – July 19, 2012
Vicarious Trauma Foster Parent Workshop
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

Interfaith Spirituality Sexuality Summer Meetup – July 20, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA & CSL, 7pm to 9pm
Location: 930 Grand  Concourse #9D, Bronx, NY

June 2012

Annual Interfaith Breakfast - June 7, 2012
Sponsored by The Healing Center NY & CONNECT, 10am to 12pm
Theme: Faith Communities Respond to Child Sexual Abuse
Guest Speaker: DeShannon Bowens
Location: Brooklyn Heights Library Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY

Self Esteem & Teens – June 12, 2012
Foster Parent Film Discussion & Workshop
Abbott House, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Power of Transformation – June 14, 2012
Vicarious Trauma Foster Parent Workshop
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative - June 22, 2012
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

May 2012

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program                                                      
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series – May 10, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA, 7pm to 9pm
Guest Speaker: Babalawo Olaoluwa Fasade 
Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

April 2012

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program                                                       
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative - April 25, 2012
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

UNITE Women New York - April 28, 2012
Guest Speaker at Rally, 1pm to 4pm
Unite Against the War on Women
Location: Foley Square/Thomas Pain Park, NYC

March 2012

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative – March 1, 2012
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series – March 8, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA, 7pm to 9pm
Guest Speaker: Pilar Jennings, PhD
Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Peer Pressure & Teens – March 15, 2012
Foster Parent Film Discussion & Workshop
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

February 2012

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Self Esteem & Teens – February 9, 2012
Foster Parent Film Discussion & Workshop
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

The Power of Transformation – February 22, 2012
Vicarious Trauma Training
Abbott House, Irvington, NY

January 2012

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series – January 12, 2012
Sponsored by ILERA, 7pm to 9pm
Guest Speaker: Chani Getter
Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative – January 18, 2012
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Self Esteem & Teens – January 25, 2012
Foster Parent Film Discussion & Workshop
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

December 2011

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative – December 7, 2011
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

November 2011

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series – November 3, 2011
Sponsored by ILERA
Guest Speaker: Rev. Cari Jackson, PhD
Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, Manhattan, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative – November 9, 2011
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Take Back the Night – November 17, 2011
Honoring Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence
Coordinated by the Women’s Center
LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY

October 2011

Empowered Choices – Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Hush Hush Workshop – October 12, 2011
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Training
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Collaborative – October 12, 2011
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Unity through Diversity Conference – October 13-16, 2011
Presenter of Vicarious Trauma & Hush Hush Workshops
In Our Own Voices, Albany, NY

CONNECT Faith's Interfaith Theological Roundtable - October 20, 2011
THEME: Sexuality & Religion
Guest Facilitator: DeShannon Bowens
Location: CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

September 2011

Child Sexual Abuse Faith Collaborative – September 10, 2011
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Hush Hush Workshop – September 20, 2011
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Training
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

August 2011

The Power of Transformation – August 3, 2011
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
Abbott House, Irvington, NY

Hush Hush Workshop – August 17, 2011
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Training
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Faith Collaborative
CONNECT Faith Initiative
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

June 2011

Co-Facilitator: Wellness Workshop – June 7, 2011
LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY

Hush Hush Workshop – June 14, 2011
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Workshop
Foster Care Parent Presentation
Abbott House, Poughkeepsie, NY

Mid Hudson Coalition, 19th Annual Direct Care Professional Conference - June 23, 2011
The Power of Transformation – Vicarious Trauma Workshop
Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, NY

May 2011

Courageous Conversations – May 9, 2011
Parent Film Series 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Co-Sponsors: Ossining CTC & Westchester Library Systems
Location: Ossining Public Library Theater, Ossining, NY

The Power of Transformation – May 10, 2011
Vicarious Trauma Workshop
Foster Care Parent Presentation
Abbott House, Poughkeepsie, NY

Hush Hush Workshop – May 12, 2011
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Workshop
Foster Care Parent Presentation
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

Co-Facilitator: Stress Workshop – May 26, 2011
LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY

April 2011

Empowered Choices − April 5 & 12, 2011
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Courageous Conversations – April 7, 2011
Parent Film Series 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Co-Sponsors: Ossining CTC & Westchester Library Systems
Location: Ossining Public Library Theater, Ossining, NY

March 2011

Empowered Choices − Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

Courageous Conversations – March 8, 2011
Parent Film Series 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Co-Sponsors: Ossining CTC & Westchester Library Systems
Location: Ossining Public Library Theater, Ossining, NY

Hush Hush Workshop – March 9, 2011
Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Training
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

Sexuality & Media Workshop for Teens – March 31, 2011
Sponsored by Open Door Family Medical Centers
Kike Unido Afterschool Group, Ossining, NY

February 2011

Empowered Choices − Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

The Power of Transformation – Wednesdays
Vicarious Trauma Workshop 6:30pm - 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Wellness Workshop – February 24, 2011
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

January 2011

Courageous Conversations – January 20, 2011
Parent Film Series 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Co-Sponsors: Ossining CTC & Westchester Library Systems
Location: Ossining Public Library Theater, Ossining, NY

The Power of Transformation – January 19 & 26, 2011
Vicarious Trauma Workshop 6:30pm - 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

December 2010

Empowered Choices − Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

November 2010

Women’s Sacred Sexuality Workshop – November 13, 2010
Sponsored by Creating Space for Women
A Celebration Series Event
CREATING SPACE, Brooklyn, NY

Empowered Choices − Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

October 2010

Empowered Choices − Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program
Riverside High School, Yonkers, NY

June 2010

Empowered Choices − June 1 & 8, 2010
Girls Empowerment Program @ Walton Campus
Walton Educational Campus, Bronx, NY

Mid Hudson Coalition, 18th Annual Direct Care Professional Conference - June 24, 2010
Presentation: Vicarious Trauma Presentation
Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, NY

May 2010

Empowered Choices − Tuesdays
Girls Empowerment Program @ Walton Campus
Walton High School, Bronx, NY

Domestic Violence Training – May 14, 2010
Abbott House, Montgomery, NY

Child Sexual Abuse Workshop – May 19, 2010
Sponsored by CONNECT
Family Violence Prevention Program Monthly Seminar
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

April 2010

Domestic Violence Training – April 6, 2010
Abbott House, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Power of Transformation – April 7, 14 & 21, 2010
Vicarious Trauma Workshop 6:30pm - 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Take Back the Night – April 13, 2010
Honoring Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Coordinated by the Wellness & Counseling Center
Purchase College, Purchase, NY

Empowered Choices − April 14, 20 & 27, 2010
Girls Empowerment Program @ Walton Campus
Walton High School, Bronx, NY

March 2010

Moderator of NO! Film Discussion – March 2, 2010
Sponsored by Victim Assistance Services
Technology Building 130, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

Vicarious Trauma for Child Welfare Workers – March 17, 2010
Sponsored by CONNECT
Family Violence Prevention Program Monthly Seminar
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

Keynote: Sexual Violence against Women – March 18, 2010
Women’s History Month Event
Purchase College, Purchase, NY

The Power of Transformation – March 31, 2010
Vicarious Trauma Workshop 6:30pm - 8:30pm
CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

February 2010

Precious Film Discussion – February 21, 2010
Black History Month Event
Humanities Theater 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Purchase College, Purchase, NY

Domestic Violence Training – February 22, 2010
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

January 2010

Sexuality & Sexual Abuse Training – January 26, 2010
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

Wellness Workshop – January 27, 2010
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

November 2009

Courageous Conversations – November 2 & 9, 2009
Parents & Teens Bridge the Gap on Sexuality
Co-Sponsors: Westchester Library System & Ossining CTC
Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ossining, NY

Domestic Violence Training - November 18, 2009
Abbott House, Bronx, NY,

CONNECT Faith's Interfaith Theological Roundtable - November 19, 2009
THEME: Sexuality & Religion
Guest Facilitator: DeShannon Bowens
Location: CONNECT, Manhattan, NY

October 2009

Courageous Conversations – October 19 & 26, 2009
Parents & Teens Bridge the Gap on Sexuality
Co-Sponsors: Westchester Library System & Ossining CTC
Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ossining, NY

September 2009

Professional Development Training – September 29, 2009
Abbott House, Irvington, NY

Professional Development Training – Sept. 30, 2009
Abbott House, Bronx, NY

May 2009

AASECT 41st Annual Conference - May 14 – May 17
Recipient of 2009 Bill T. Jones Scholarship Award
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists
Location: Phoenix, AZ

April 2009

Our Brothers, Our Allies – April 13 & 14
Abbott House Youth Retreat
Green Chimneys, Brewster, NY

Take Back the Night – April 15
Annual event to honor sexual assault victims
Purchase College Wellness Center, Purchase, NY

Women's Wellness Project Retreat – April 16-18, 2009
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

March 2009

Women's Wellness Project - March 27, 2009
Garrison Institute, Morristown, NJ

February 2009

HUSH HUSH Book Signing - February 10, 2009
Wellness Center, Rejuvenation Day
Purchase College, Purchase, NY

January 2009

Women's Wellness Project - January 23, 2009
Garrison Institute, Morristown, NJ

Professional Development Training - January 27, 2009
Abbott House, Bronx, NY