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Stephen Lawrence Day: Baroness Doreen Lawrence in conversation with Jon Snow: Full Video here

During the conversation between Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Jon Snow, Baroness Lawrence offers heartfelt reflections on her continued efforts to highlight issues of structural racism in the U.K and creating ‘a legacy of change’, the importance of education in the work of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation and how the country comes together every year to mark Stephen Lawrence Day.

Stephen Lawrence Day on Thursday 22nd April 2021, sees the release of a powerful filmed conversation with Baroness Doreen Lawrence alongside journalist and presenter Jon Snow, 28 years on from the murder of Stephen Lawrence at the age of 18, in an unprovoked racist  attack. 

During the conversation between Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Jon Snow, Baroness Lawrence offers heartfelt reflections on her continued efforts to highlight issues of structural racism in the U.K and creating ‘a legacy of change’, the importance of education in the work of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation and how the country comes together every year to mark Stephen Lawrence Day.

Stephen Lawrence Day is marked officially in the British calendar every 22nd April, commemorating the anniversary of Stephen’s death. The day is an opportunity to celebrate Stephen’s life, to educate young people about the significance of his legacy and highlight the ongoing work of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation – the charity founded by Stephen’s mother Hon. Baroness Lawrence.

Earlier this month saw the launch of the “Never Forget Stephen Lawrence” campaign, bringing together over 70 figures from the worlds of music, film, television, sport, politics and fashion. The 60 second and 30 second version of the film, features contributors including Sir Lewis Hamilton, Ed Sheeran, Idris Elba, Sir Keir Starmer, Ian Wright, Noel Clarke, Anne-Marie, Alex Beresford, Beverley Knight and Maya Jama (full list below), who lent their time and voices to support the work of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation and to help shine a spotlight on the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence. 

The film is Directed, Produced and Written by Simon Frederick and Marcus Jones, the contributors are filmed reciting the powerful poem narrated by Max Cyrus. Cyrus’ idea for the newly edited film was to bring together the people he felt Stephen would have watched, listened to and been inspired by, had he been alive today, alongside figures who help to promote diversity and inclusion within British society and who have been key champions throughout the family’s 28-year fight for justice. 

The film is part of a programme of events organised by the Stephen Lawrence Day  Foundation, which on the day itself will include morning Assemblies with Ambassador schools; a series of webinars with partners such as Community Union and a Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation Exhibition that will be displayed throughout Brixton Village as the only physical representation for the day. There are also some planned announcements for several significant partnerships for the Foundation and its initiatives.

For more information visit https://stephenlawrenceday.org/ 

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