June 21, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisThis year marks the 20th anniversary of the day London teenager Stephen Lawrence lost his life to racial knife crime and continuing to celebrate his life and what his death signifies in today’s community, sees the Stephen Lawrence Foundation host a night of music in his honour.
Standing for justice, equality and remembrance, his mother Doreen has become a great public figure as she strived for justice for her son and her work with local children as she continues to do charity work and reach out to the youth of today on their educational and creative paths never goes unnoticed.
Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Labrinth, Rizzle Kicks, Jamie Cullum, Rudimental, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Ed Sheeran and more will be sharing their talents on September 29th at London’s o2 and taking place in the name of such a great cause, the title UNITY is definitely a perfectly fitting name.
â€œI was quite young when it happened but coming from a mixed-race family it was a big issue we spoke about – this being something that happened in our country,” said Emeli.
â€œIt had a big impact on my family and all the work Doreen has done has felt very empowering – that you can speak out about these things and changes can be made if you are brave enough to stand up.â€
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