ROSELLE, NJ - Residents came out on Saturday afternoon to say No to Drugs and Violence as part of the Community Unity Peace Tour Festival.

The event sponsored by Roselle Mayor and Borough Council, National United Youth Council and the the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition, and other organizations  others, brought the community to gather to learn more about how they can all work together as a community to get kids to say no to drugs and help stop the violence the community.

The event hosted local D.J’s, along with other entertainment, free food, and motivational speakers including Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) who spoke to everyone about the many programs she and others are working on. 

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United Youth Council Director Salaam Ismial, led the children in a pledge to say, No to Drugs and Violence. 

“This couldn’t be a better time for our community to come together, as we continue to hear so much divisiveness on a national scope,” Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau said. “It’s also important for our children to learn about unity and peace, and how it makes for a stronger, safer and healthier community. We want to promote a positive message, especially for our children. Our goal is to educate the community about anti-drug and anti-violence.”

Highlights of the event can be viewed below. 

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