#Connect is an initiative founded by Andrew Tisba and Manuel Frederick in 2016 in order to create a new way of overcoming our self-imposed boundaries of our differences in race, culture, gender, religious beliefs, political and sexual orientation, physical appearance and ability, social status and educational background.
Core of the initiative is a simple hand gesture, that connects us physically to one another.
Being literally “in touch” with one another is something, that we have come to take for granted in an era of social media and instant global digital connection.
The loss of personal contact is a source of fear and misunderstanding, that we need to overcome in order to get along with each other in our globalized societies.
After traveling to all 50 US States to spread the movement, meeting thousands of people, among them political and social leaders such as Civil Rights Icon John Lewis, Kamala Harris, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, they are now working on a documentary about their journey with their godmother and trailblazing filmmaker Euzhan Palcy.