SISTER RECEIVES HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
Sister Angelina Martz of Saint John, New Brunswick is the recipient of the 2014 John Peters Humphrey Human Rights Award for decades of active commitment to social justice. “
Sister Angie” accepted the award on international Human Rights Day, Dec. 10 in the name of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC). An educator and activist, she has been an SCIC for 72 years.
The John Peters Humphrey Foundation made the presentation during its annual Human Rights Forum in Hampton, N.B. Richard Blaquière of Woodstock, N.B. also spoke of his experience working for international development and education in Haiti. The late John Humphrey was originally from Hampton and became an international human rights lawyer. As the first director of the United Nations Human Rights Division, he drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 10, 1948.
SCIC photo left to right: Georgie Day, foundation chair; Sister Angie and foundation board member Sarah Reicker