"My mum was lying on the floor, gun pointed at her"

Rene Carayol speaks to social entrepreneur Lee Lawrence about the barriers to finding justice and the importance of inclusion.

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Lee Lawrence is a social entrepreneur who works to help marginalised people find their voice, manage conflict, and achieve justice.

At the age of eleven, Lee witnessed his mother Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce unlawfully shot by police, sparking the 1985 Brixton uprising, and leaving Cherry with physical injuries and disabilities which eventually lead to her death in 2011. After his mother’s passing, Lee dedicated his time to pursuing justice. In 2014, an inquest began into his mother’s death, and eventually Lee and his family received a full public apology and accountability by the Metropolitan Police.

‘The Louder I Will Sing’ is Lee’s powerful memoir about growing up in Britain as a young Black man.

René Carayol discusses Lee’s journey and the barriers he has faced to receiving justice.

For more information, please visit Lee’s website.

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