22nd April 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the racist killing of Black teenager, Stephen Lawrence in southeast London.
Join us for a celebration of his life and legacy on Friday 21st April at The Forum,Norwich. Norfolk Black History Month will be remembering a young man who, in life, aspired to be an architect, but whose legacy has seen him become an architect for justice, equality, dignity, and unity.
From 2pm there will be stalls, live entertainment, spoken word, children’s activities, an art exhibition and more. At 7pm there will be a closing vigil. Stephen’s killing was very much Britain’s ‘George Floyd moment’ as it clearly revealed the ugly face of British racism, in terms not only of the hatred of those who took this young man’s life, but also of the institutional variety that characterised the appalling investigation into his killing.
At 4pm there will be a Talking Circle to reflect and assess what, if any, progress has been made since that tragedy. A talking circle aims to create a safe, non-judgmental place where each participant can contribute to the discussion of difficult and/or important issues. The circle will include sharing lived experiences with the police. We will share ideas on how we want to be policed. It is a rare opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, worries about living in Norfolk as a person from an ethnically diverse community and, also, your vision for a fairer and more unified county.
Everyone is welcome but we especially value support and engagement from Norfolk’s Black community. It will be a great chance to connect so please make time for this important event. We look forward to seeing you and please get in touch if you would like to be involved with the event. For more information on the event visit our website.
Please kindly let me know if you want to be involved in any way. I have also attached the copy of the leaflet if you can be kind enough to share as well.
Website for for details: https://www.norfolkblackhistorymonth.org
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