Stephen Lawrence Day - 22nd April - Official


The Prime Minister Theresa May today announced at the Stephen Lawrence 25th anniversary memorial at St Martin’s in the field that 22nd of April would be marked officially by the UK.

In a statement, Stephen’s mother, Doreen Lawrence, welcomed the announcement.

“I feel honoured she has recognised the changes that have been made in Stephen’s name and the changes that are still needed.”

She added Stephen Lawrence Day would be:

“an opportunity for young people to use their voices and should be embedded in our education and wider system regardless of the government of the day”

The first Stephen Lawrence Day will be on 22 April 2019.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were among the up to 800 people who attended the service.

The service on Monday, at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square in central London, was also attended by Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, the London mayor Sadiq Khan, actor Lenny Henry, singer Beverley Knight, and the Metropolitan police commissioner Cressida Dick.

Simon Woolley