Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Review - Inspiring dedication

BARONESS Doreen Lawrence is a name known by many due to the tragic experience her family went through 21 years ago when her son Stephen Lawrence was murdered.

She received her OBE in 2003, had an important symbolic role in the 2012 London Olympic ceremony and became Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon in 2013.

In conversation with Paul Greengrass, Baroness Lawrence spoke of her life from a childhood in Jamaica to sitting in the House of Lords. She shared memories of a loving childhood spent with her grandmother in Jamaica. The sudden loss of her grandmother saw the nine-year old Doreen join her siblings in Sixties England.

The terrible murder of Stephen Lawrence changed her life forever and she has had to struggle to find justice publicly, while finding places to grieve privately. She shared how relieved and yet shocked she was that two of the accused were eventually convicted in 2012. She hopes others will eventually be convicted.

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