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Credo Restoration: Memorial Returned!
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 harsh winters and temperature extremes.
Credo was in need of restoration work. 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 were repaired, the benches given a new weather-proof covering, and artist Kathy Hooper touched up the paint.
On June 17, 2016, just in time for Hampton High School’s Grand March, a better, healthier-looking memorial was returned to its permanent resting place on the historic Kings County Courthouse lawn. The Foundation wishes to thank Darren Byers and Kathy Hooper for their excellent work on this project. If you have not yet had the opportunity to see it up close; please do. Also we would like to thank the Town of Hampton for keeping the grounds so well maintained.
Mural at Hampton Elementary
On the last day of school in June the students and staff at Hampton Elementary School unveiled their beautiful Human Rights Mural entitled “John’s Dream”. The Foundation was pleased to assist with the funding of this project, which was facilitated by Kathy and Sue Hooper in conjunction with the HES Staff.
Artifacts at the Kings County Museum
In August the Foundation moved the John Peters Humphrey cabinet and artifacts from the Hampton High School Library to the new exhibition space in the Kings County Museum. We wish to thank HHS Librarian Shane MacMillan for caring for the cabinet and contents for many years. The Foundation hopes that more people will be able to see the artifacts and learn about John Peters Humphrey at the new location.
2016 New Brunswick Human Rights Award
Hampton’s Anne Huestis Scott is the recipient of the New Brunswick Human Rights Award for 2016! The award was presented to her at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton on September 15th, 2016. Please join us in congratulating her on this achievement for her work in human rights education. Well done!
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.
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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