News 22 October 2020

Jamal Edwards, Sir Trevor McDonald & More Feature In Short Film Ahead Of Stephen Lawrence Day

22 October 2020

Jamal Edwards and Sir Trevor McDonalds are two of 50 public figures who appear in a new short film marking 6 months until Stephen Lawrence Day.

Titled Never Forget Stephen Lawrence, the film sees numerous figures across culture, media and politics appear in the film while Max Cyrus narrates, speaking on the legacy of Stephen Lawrence. The likes of Arlo Parks, Judi Love, Beverly Knight MBE, Charlene White and many more also feature in the film.

Stephen’s mother Baroness Lawrence – who founded the day in 2019 which takes place annually on April 22 – said: 
“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.”

Stephen Lawrence was 18-years-old when he was stabbed to death in 1993 in an unprovoked racist attack in Eltham, London.

To see the video in full and for more information on the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, click here.