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Breaking Stigma Festival on the Morristown Green

Breaking Stigma Festival on the Morristown Green was a collaborative effort of Morris County’s LIFE Center Stage, Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris, Atlantic Health Systems, Morris County Human Services, the Stigma Free Committee and many others.

On Saturday, June 22 on the Morristown Green it was a free event featuring music, art making and featured speakers for the purpose of lifting the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse and building a strong and healthy community.

The event included poetry readings, comedy, yoga, mask-making, interactive art, a drum circle, musical performances and a slate of speakers who will share their stories. Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon will attend with Hope One.

Breaking Stigma Festival included:


Mask-Making and Comedy

Interactive Art

Drum Circle

Hope One with Sheriff Gannon

Musical Acts

Hanover Alliance Youth Troupe

Kathy Moser – Music for Recovery

Mitch Radler - Folk Project Open Stage

Ubaka Hill & Linda Bagdon – LIFE Center Stage The Art & Spirit of Drumming

Featured Speakers and Stories

Ella Yap

Rachel Eckert

Molly Cagno

Elgin Cintron

Jamie Vergara

Teddy Owens

Community Performances

Tiffany Enemuo - 2019 1st place winner of Shout Down Drugs

Nikki Sumka - Love More for Julius

Anna Zibit – 2018 Knock Out Opioid Abuse Songwriting Contest Winner

Gary Rappold – Musical Performance

Jackie June – Musical Performance


Alison Beattie

Alexa Wyszkowski

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