"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing." 

John Stuart Mills 


Projects

In 2010 the Board commissioned artist Buddy Merritt to design and produce a silver lapel pin, in the form of a dove, for the first Hampton John Peters Humphrey Human Rights Award. This award will be presented annually, if a suitable candidate is found, to a person who has dedicated much time, energy and passion to the betterment of human rights. The first recipient of this award was Dr. Israel Unger, and it was presented to him in a special ceremony at the Human Rights Forum, October 25, 2010.

 

In October, 2011, the board sponsored Hampton teacher, musician and human rights volunteer Anne Scott in the production of her children's book, The Boy Who Was Bullied, the story of John Humphrey’s life, by placing 2 copies in all Anglophone middle schools in New Brunswick, in libraries, all Canadian Human Rights Commissions, museums, various government departments and offices.

 

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER, VOICES BEYOND THE DARK

The Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation and Hampton High School Theatre Company teamed up to present Ariel Dorfman's play, Speak Truth to Power; Voices Beyond the Dark. Directed by Shane MacMillan and designed by George Fry, this brilliant work is based on actual cases of human rights abuses throughout the world revealed through the words of men and women of many races. The play was presented at Hampton High School and will be performed in other communities in 2013.

This will climax by taking the production to the Edinburgh Festival in August of 2013.

"Take the voices home with you, carry them into the world. It is a world that needs changing."

Ariel Dorfman.

 

 

 

The Gin Game

Playing to a full house in February 2004, this full-length production by D.L. Coburn was sponsored by The Hampton Concert Group and The JPH Foundation, in support of the Credo Project.