"The Enough is Enough campaign gave me a platform to engage and think critically about injustice and how to challenge it. I was able to learn and teach others about Stephen Lawrence. I felt inspired by the campaign." Samuel, then 15 years’ old

The Enough is Enough campaign was led, organised and directed by RECLAIM young people. It began after an inspired consultation session on representation and injustice. The young people wanted to generate a campaign to commemorate Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993. The campaign fell around the time of Stephen’s birthday, who would have been 41 years old.

The young people wanted to ensure Stephen Lawrence’s name didn’t fade from public consciousness; “This is everyone’s battle. This is everyone’s cause”.

 The campaign consisted of:

  • A short film, including RECLAIM young people, staff and public volunteers from across Manchester
  • A billboard campaign across central Manchester
  • Anti-discrimination workshops
  • 250 street consultations with members of the pubic
  • Social media campaign

The Enough is Enough campaign was widely acclaimed, with RECLAIM young person, Samuel Remi-Akinwale, winning the Spirit of Manchester 2016 award for his commitment to the campaign. Please read a blog here celebrating Samuel's achievement.