Community Matters Now More Than Ever
The pandemic has shown us why our local communities are so important and how we can pull together to create real, meaningful change.
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 whether in the their classroom, their community or a career. 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.Why get involved?
Getting involved in Stephen Lawrence Day is a chance to be part of a national conversation and show your commitment to creating a fairer society in which everyone has the opportunity to live their best life. This year, in particular, it is a chance to show how small changes and simple things that we can all do can make a huge difference..
Watch this space for more ways to get involved in the run up to the Stephen Lawrence Day on 22nd April 2021.
What can I do now?
Help us to spread the word by sharing our brand new video – the more people who post this on social media, the bigger our impact will be and the more people will be inspired and want to get involved.
Supporting the day
We want you to join us in marking the day!
Discover the next poetry sensation – Young people from the Eggtooth project in Hastings were inspired to write and perform spoken word poetry about Stephen’s life. Why not get people in your group to write their own poem using the title ‘Live your best life: a poem for Stephen’ . Ask them to share it with the group. Even better, if they’re feeling confident they could post it online for others to enjoy! Download activity here.
Draw on your talents – Why not hold a competition to design a poster that celebrates Stephen’s life – you can hold an virtual exhibition by putting everyone’s entries on your website, if you have one, or getting everyone to post them on their own social media. It’s a great way to share some positive images.
Make some noise – Help us reach as many people as possible with our positive message about Stephen Lawrence Day by telling the world what a difference Stephen’s story has made to you. Take a photo of yourself holding one of our #alegacyofchange cards and share on your social media accounts.
Help spread our positive message to your community – Help us reach as many people as possible with our positive message about Stephen Lawrence Day and the difference we can all make by following us and re-sharing our content:
We are proud to launch The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, the official home of Stephen’s legacy.
Follow The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation to see how they continue their fight against systemic racism and visit their website to find out more.
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Youtube channel: Stephen Lawrence Day
Designed to encourage and inspire young people to take positive action to live their best life. ‣ Find our video here.
Build a community of people making a difference – Whatever you choose to do for Stephen Lawrence Day, we would love it if you would help us build a community of people making a difference. The more people who post on social media, the bigger our impact will be and the more people will be inspired by what you do. You can be part of it by using the hashtags
We have put together some fantastic ideas that provide a great way for schools to get involved...
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Fundraise for us
Have fun raising funds for us, whilst knowing you're making a difference.
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Become a partner
There are lots of ways you can partner with us to help create a fairer society for all.
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Timeline 1974 -present
A timeline of key events and changes that have been brought about in Stephen Lawrence’s name.
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