Remembering Stephen Lawrence 30 years on | The SLRC In Conversation Series


Wed Mar 29 2023 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm


Queen Anne Building, University of Greenwich | London, EN

A panel discussion exploring South East London as a place and space in the making of anti-racism in the UK.
About this Event

Saturday, 22nd April 2023 will mark 30 years since the tragic and racist M**der of Stephen Lawrence in 1993.

It is not possible to talk about race and racism during the 1990s in the UK without referring to Stephen’s life and the forms of institutional and state racism that were exposed as a consequence of his M**der and the Lawrence family’s ongoing fight for justice.

This event, a collaboration between The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (SLRC) and the University of Greenwich, will discuss the effect and reverberations of living in and through the spectre of Stephen’s legacy and its impact on the everyday places and spaces of South East London.

Our speakers will reflect on the locality of South East London in the making of anti-racist political activism including the campaign in support of the Lawrence family, as well as the historical and political significance of the Black People’s Day of Action following the New Cross Fire, and the impact they had on everyday lives of local people and communities.


  • Dr Myrtle Emmanuel is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour. Myrtle also holds the responsibility of Equality Diversity & Inclusion Race Advisor to the Vice Chancellor at University of Greenwich, Professor Jane Harrington.
  • Suresh Grover is Co-Director of The Monitoring Group, a leading anti-racist charity that promotes civil rights. Suresh has been a leading anti-racist advocate and campaigner in the UK for over four decades and The Guardian (UK) Newspaper has named him as one of the hundred most influential people in Social Policy in the UK.
  • Professor Lez Henry is a Professor of Criminology and Sociology in the School of Human and Social Sciences, University of West London and the Course Leader for the MA: Global Black Studies, Decolonisation and Social Justice. He is
    a writer, poet and community activist.
  • Professor Louise Owusu-Kwarteng is a Professor in Applied Sociology. She is also an Associate Dean of Student Success. She was involved in a national BME project which focused on addressing differential attainment and educational inequalities and co-led on university BAME projects.

About this series

The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre’s In Conversation Series: ‘Remembering Stephen Lawrence 30 years on’ commemorates the life of Stephen Lawrence and his ongoing legacy. These conversations are taking place in three locations, at De Montfort University, Leicester, The University of Manchester and the University of Greenwich.

About the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (SLRC)

The SLRC drives forward conversations that shape and influence how we think about race and social justice. The SLRC honours the enduring legacy of Stephen Lawrence’s life and his family’s ongoing pursuit of justice by asking new questions, debating critical issues, raising awareness, and advocating to bring about positive change.

This event is open to all who register in advance (capacity permitting). This is a free event. If you book and are unable to join, please email [email protected] as we may be able to share your ticket with another guest.

The venue:

Queen Anne Building, Lecture Theatre QA080. (Ground floor of Building 2 on the campus map, overlooking the Grand Square).

Travel advice for visiting the Greenwich Campus is available online.


Where is it happening?

Queen Anne Building, University of Greenwich, Park Row, London, United Kingdom

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