Stephen Lawrence Day was first celebrated in 2019 and takes place annually on 22 April, the date of Stephen’s death. The Day is marked officially in the British calendar as a celebration of Stephen’s life and legacy.
The Foundation, was established amid unprecedented growing global awareness of racial inequality, exists to inspire a more equal, inclusive society, and to foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK.
The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation has been working tirelessly with stakeholders in education, business, and government to develop a framework that will become the bedrock of the foundation’s future work.
Stephen Lawrence Foundation: Our Work
- Classrooms: Inspire children to dream freely without barriers and to realise the absolute importance of education to attaining those dreams
- Communities: To support and create new connections within all types of communities.
- Careers: To give marginalised young people access to careers in the world’s leading companies and organisations.
According to Baroness Doreen Lawrence, founder of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, “The events of 2020: - George Floyd’s death, and the subsequent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, along with societal inequalities exposed and exacerbated by COVID has made us reflect how we engage with our communities.
This brought a sharp focus on what I want to be achieved in Stephen’s name. I want Stephen Lawrence Day to be a reflective learning experience, and a celebration and a journey toward greater equality and inclusion for all.”