Stephen Lawrence Day

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Stuart Lawrence is the younger brother of Stephen Lawrence, who 28 years ago (22 April 1993) at the age of 18, was murdered  in an unprovoked racist attack.

On 1 April Stuart’s book for children was launched entitled ‘Silence is not an option - stand up, speak out, be the difference. In this book, Stuart Lawrence talks about what he has learned from life, the tools that have helped him live positively and kept him moving forwards when times have been tough.

Stuart said "We all want to be successful in life and to be remembered for our achievements - but how can we do that, when the world can seem so big and sometimes scary?"

Louise Carpenter, The Times Magazine wrote "The publication of his first book for children is intended to empower all children irrespective of skin colour to demand a better society.  Stephen Lawrence's brightness runs throughout the pages, along with Stuart's love for his brother" 

From role models to self-control, failure to imagination, Stuart's aim with this book is to use his own experience to help young people - to help all people - harness the good in themselves and in the world around them, using that fire of positivity to create change in their lives.

We congratulate Stuart on the publication of his first book and thank him for all his work and dedication to young people. See short video of Stuart talking about his book on the BBC - The One Show here.