Full Name
Dr Stuart Lawrence
Job Title
Author and Speaker
Stuart Lawrence is a campaigner, a former teacher, who has worked for over 20 years in a variety of youth engagement roles. His brother Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racially motivated attack that has had profound implications for society, the police and justice system, and politics.
Following his brother’s death, Stuart studied design and graphic communications, and became a teacher. He had a 15-year career as a secondary school teacher and also worked with the Home Office and at HMP Belmarsh, the category A prison in south London. Now a public speaker, he continues to work with young people and communities to spread his message of education, tolerance and inclusion.
Stuart also works with public and private institutions and is a regular commentator in the media to share his own story and his family’s experience of racism and institutional bias. In speeches, he also tackles the realities of grief and trauma, what he learned on how to remain resilient when times are tough and how to harness the good in yourself and others to create the change you want to see. His book Silence is Not An Option: You Can Impact The World For Change strives to ensure that the young people of today understand the consequences of their actions and importance of inclusion through preaching tolerance and celebrating difference.
Dr Stuart Lawrence