The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) promotes equal opportunity in housing, employment, education, public accommodations, town and county services, insurance, banking, credit, and healthcare for all persons in Barnstable County regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual or affection preference, marital, family or military status, source of income, neighborhood or disability.

The primary activities of the Human Rights Advisory Commission are:

  • To promote and protect the basic human rights of all persons in Barnstable County.
  • To enlist the cooperation and support of racial, religious, ethnic, civic, fraternal, benevolent, and private and public agencies in eliminating unlawful discrimination, and cultivating an atmosphere of mutual understanding of the county’s cultural and social diversity.
  • To promote community awareness and understanding of the county’s diverse cultures through education and community action.
  • To provide the public with a forum to identify and address human rights concerns within Barnstable County and, where possible, to assist in the resolution of complaints of human rights violations.

 


News

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Announces 2022 Malcolm McDowell Award Recipient

Nauset Regional High School Student Receives Human Rights Award August 16, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) –The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) has named Josie Gaynor as the 2022 Malcolm […]

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Unity Day 2022

We had a great time at the Town of Barnstable 6th Annual Unity Day on July 29th. This event was a huge success thanks to its organizers’ People of Action, […]

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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Announces the Annual Malcolm McDowell Award Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from: Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (June 6, 2022 – Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for the […]

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Jonathan James Perry Announced as Keynote Speaker for Human Rights Breakfast

Theme for 2021 Human Rights Awards Breakfast Honors Wampanoag Nation (Barnstable, MA – December 3, 2021)–The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) will be holding its Annual Human Rights […]

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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Seeks Nominations for Human Rights Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Seeks Nominations for Human Rights Awards Theme for 2021 Human Rights Awards Breakfast Honors Wampanoag Nation (Barnstable, MA – November 15, […]

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission celebrates and honors the original inhabitants of North America, their histories, and cultures. Celebratory events around MA can be four […]

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