Thu 04 Nov 2021

Silence is Not an Option, Stuart Lawrence

Stroud Book Festival
Silence is Not an Option, Stuart Lawrence

Stuart Lawrence’s older brother Stephen died in an unprovoked attack in April 1993. Since this tragic event, Stuart and his family have worked tirelessly and have had a huge impact on changing attitudes to racism in Britain.

In “Silence Is Not an Option”, his first book for young people, Stuart – a teacher, mentor and motivational speaker – intersperses his reflections on his brother’s life and murder with inspiring advice about the tools that have helped him live positively, and kept him moving forwards in tough times. Throughout, he strives to use his own experience to help others – particularly young people – find their own voices, stand up for change, and contribute towards creating a more positive society.

We are honoured to welcome Stuart to Stroud Book Festival in what will be an uplifting and inspiring event for both adults and children aged 12+, especially those who strive to make activism part of their everyday lives.

In association with Stroud Against Racism

Chaired by Sabrina Pace-Humphreys

Venue: Lansdown Hall

Tickets: £10