Stephen Lawrence Day 22nd April

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National Stephen Lawrence Day: We all have the power to make a difference

22 April 2020

National Stephen Lawrence Day on 22 April, celebrates the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack at just 18 years old.

Stephen had a bright future ahead of him and, although his life was short, it is an example of a life well lived.

Stephen Lawrence Day is about the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish. It is an opportunity for children and young people to have their voices heard, make the changes they’d like to see and create a society that treats everyone with fairness and respect.

Through Stephen Lawrence Day we want young people to be inspired about what they can achieve in their own lives. We want them to get involved in creating the kind of community they want to live in and we want them to have a strong voice in building a fairer and more inclusive society.

We want you to join us in creating a society in which everyone can flourish. The objectives of the day are to:

  • Inspire and support children and young people to make choices and actions that enable them and others to live their best lives
  • Encourage and enable children and young people to play an active role in building stronger communities in which everyone can flourish
  • Give children and young people a strong voice in driving social change and creating a society that treats everyone with fairness and respect

The day is coordinated by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which was founded by Stephen’s mother, Baroness Lawrence. The Trust works to inspire and support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and to create a fairer society.

Watch and share the film “Because of Stephen” below. This film was created to encourage and inspire young people to take positive action to live their best life.



Visit the Get Involved page for ideas!

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