Stephen Lawrence was just 18 years old when he was murdered due to an unprovoked racist attack, his murderers were not convicted initially. The inquiry in 1998 lead to the publication of Macpherson Report, leading profound cultural changes to racism, law, discrimination and police practice.

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It is important that we continue to learn from historic and the events which affect out communities.

Stephen Lawrence Day marks this important event in history, and more importantly the work that has come after it. The Stephen Lawrence Day continues to create resources for schools and communities which centre on building community and shared understanding of cultures. With the hope that all young people can learn from one another and obliterate racism.