Healing Through Connection Kick-Off Event

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center presents the "Healing Through Connection" Kick-Off Event in the courtyard of the Medical Center on Tuesday, September 6, 11am-1pm.


Dr. Francesca Pacaud-Parker, Ph.D, CASAC

VISN 2 Suicide Prevention Programs Manager

Clinical Psychologist


Sidiki Conde, Guinean Master Drummer & NEA National Heritage Fellow

Sidiki Conde is a dancer, drummer, and singer from Guinea, West Africa, who despite losing the use of his legs when he was 14, followed his dream to become a dancer.  Through The Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s Messages of Hope workshops, Sidiki has taught drumming to Veterans at the Bronx & Harlem Vet Centers. Sidiki is also a member of the Bronx Arts Based Healing Coalition formed by Bronx VA’s Community Engagement & Partnerships Coordinator for Suicide Prevention.

To participate in a live African Drum Workshop taught by Sidiki, veterans can RSVP by emailing Ronald Downs at [email protected]  Space is limited!

September 06, 2022 at 11:00am - 1pm
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
130 W Kingsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10468
United States
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