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Bringing Communities Together

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Working in partnership with Derby City Council we were delighted to welcome Stuart Lawrence, brother of Stephen Lawrence, to an event held at the Silk Mill Museum in Derby.

The event took the form of a number of round table discussions with Derby residents and organisations to discuss issues that have a direct impact on communities. Topics included faith, business, employment, BLM, politics, crime and policing, health, and youth voices.

It was a fantastic opportunity for communities and young people to come together and have honest conversations with each other.

Feedback from the event included:

“It was such an amazing event, bringing different communities together, discussing our issues and having our say on how we think we can improve these.”

“What a fabulous event this was, Stuart Lawrence was inspiring and has shown the community that we can indeed influence and make change happen. Stuart is both a role model and testament to his late brother’s memory”.

Rachel North, Deputy Chief Executive of Derby City Council, also attended the event. Rachel said “I thought that it was fabulous and arranged in such a way that we got to have lots of powerful and authentic conversations with our many and varied communities and groups, producing a really rich picture of the issues we share and some of the actions we want to take. Framing it with Stuart’s support really enabled it to be neutral and problem-solving from the start – quite a master-stroke”.

This event is the start of something very special in our city.

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