2016 Human Rights Forum
The Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation hosted its 2016 Human Rights Forum at Hampton High School on Thursday April 28th, 2016
The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Four Personal Perspectives
Four special guests spoke on the topic of human rights and the Syrian humanitarian/refugee crisis:
- Lee Cohen, QC, Immigration, Refugee and Human Rights Lawyer
- Hepsibah Munoz-Martinez, Professor of History and Politics
- Layla Rahmeh, Former Syrian Refugee
- William Tarr, Communtiy Volunteer Liaison, Y Newcomers Connections
Hance Colburne from CBC Saint John acted as our moderator for the evening. In addition, there were numerous local and provincial organizations involved in human rights, refugee and cultural issues who provided information on their activities, programs and services. We presented the Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation Human Rights Award to a very deserving recipient, Lee Cohen The evening wrapped up with a reception in the foyer of the school with refreshments and a Syrian treat.
The memorial to Hampton's John Peters Humphrey, entitled "Credo", was unveiled in June, 2008. Since then it has endured the elements and especially suffered through last winter's deep snow and temperature extremes.
Credo is in need of restoration work, and you may have noticed it missing from Hampton's courthouse lawn. On October 28, 2015, the figures of John the adult and John the child, along with the two semicircular benches, were removed from the site and taken to sculptor Darren Byers' studio for rest and recovery.
After a period of drying out, the sculpture's cracks will be repaired, the benches will have a new, weather-proof covering, and artist Kathy Hooper will touch up the paint. Later in the spring, a better, healthier-looking memorial will be back at its permanent resting place on the historic Kings County Courthouse lawn.
To provide an ongoing tribute to John Peters Humphrey by educating individuals of all ages about his life and accomplishments; to provide a venue to learn about John Peters Humphrey and his work; and to educate people about human rights.
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