April 22nd 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
The BBC is running a three-part documentary, with the first part airing tomorrow night (April 17th), this week. ‘Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation’ is directed by James Rogan and produced by Asif Kapadia (Amy – Oscar-winning Amy Winehouse documentary). The film will examine the murder, investigation and crucially, look at what has changed in the past 25 years.
The Guardian recently ran an interview with Asif and Duwayne Brooks, Stephen’s friend, about the documentary.
Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE takes part in the documentary and is an inspirational campaigner and member of the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame. 2018 also marks 20 years since the establishment of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which promotes a positive community legacy in Stephen’s name.
Baroness Lawrence was awarded an OBE in 2003 for her service to community relations. In 2012, marking the 20th anniversary of Stephen’s death, SRtRC was fortunate enough to be able to organise a Civic reception with Newcastle City Council for Baroness Lawrence at Newcastle Civic Centre. You can see footage from the event below.
The BBC has a timeline of the Stephen Lawrence case, which shows how the investigation unfolded and the Lawrence family’s wait for justice.
Show Racism the Red Card encourages all to watch the documentary this week, remember Stephen and reflect on what more we can all do to rid society of racism. If you can, please donate to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Donations can be submitted here.