The seven social sins are politics without principle, wealth without work, commerce without morality, pleasure without conscience, education without character, science without humanity and worship without sacrifice."

       Mohandas Gandhi.

 

Human Rights Forum

In keeping with the mission of the Foundation,  an annual Human Rights Forum was planned, to be held on or around December 10th, Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the United Nationís adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Starting in 2002, these have included:

                                                                                                                                 

  • December, 2002: Lee Cohen, Halifax immigration lawyer
  • January, 2004: Sally Armstrong, journalist and activist for womenís rights in Afghanistan
  • December, 2004: Godolieve Mukasarasi, Rwandan massacre survivor and recipient of the 2004 John Peters Humphrey Freedom Award, given by Rights and Democracy
  • December, 2005: Sen. Romeo Dallaire, Canadian Amed Forces General who led the mission in Rwanda
  • December, 2006: Professor Roland Chrisjohn, Chair of the Native Studies Programme at St. Thomas University
  • December, 2007: Richard Blaquiere, recipient of the New Brunswick Human Rights Award in 1994 (he was called away for a family emergency, but the evening was a celebration of Hamptonís contributions to human rights efforts, including the Piggs Peak partnership)
  • December, 2008: Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International (Canada)
  • November, 2009: Nelofer Pazira, filmmaker, author and Afghani human rights activist
  • November, 2010: Dr. Israel Unger, professor and holocaust survivor.
  • February, 2012: Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and former International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council
  • November, 2012: Jacob Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan
  • February 2014: Sally Armstrong, journalist, author and human rights activist
  • December, 2014: Richard Blaquiere, human rights educator and activist
  • April, 2016: Syrian Refugee Crisis: Four Personal Perspectives, featuring immigration lawyer, Lee Cohen; professor of histpry and politics, Hepzibah Munoz-Martinez;  Syrian refugee, Layla Rahmeh; and community volunteer liaison, William Tarr