By OBSERVER Newsroom

On Saturday May 21, Mental Health First Sacramento will host the The No Stigma, No Shame Festival — a free music festival happening from noon to 8:00 PM at Cesar Chavez Park, 910 I Street in Sacramento. Organizers expect between 2,000 and 5,000 people at the event.

Legendary performers such as Hieroglyphics (Souls of Mischief, Causal, Domino & DJ Toure), Sol Development, Roots & Tings (featuring Lateef Da Truth Speaker & Jah Yhzer), Bang Data, Justin’s Case, Vocab Slick, Kari Jay, M’ster Lewis, and Brazzey Liberty, along with featured poets, live art, healers of all modalities, Narcan training and more.

The festival is a highly-curated event centered around the community exploring healing resources.

“It’s time to tap into our imagination, our ability to think of a better world, one different than our own reality, one where white supremacy and patriarchy don’t exist, and racial justice and equity prevail. The No Stigma, No Shame Festival is our people’s effort to do just that,” said Asantewaa Boykin, a co founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project and MHFirst Sacramento, and an organizer of this Festival.

The “No Stigma, No Shame Festival” will break barriers around mental health and connect community members with community resources. According to the Treatment Advocacy Center, people with untreated mental health illnesses are 16 times more likely to be killed in an interaction with police than other civilians.