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Nominations Now Open for Second Annual Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion Award


July 20, 2020

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Nominations are now open for the second Annual Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion Award, honoring the memory of the long-time Outer Cape- and world- activist who died in 2018.

This award gives recognition to the Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion, “…an individual or organization with a Cape Cod connection, working effectively to promote human rights, as affirmed in the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” These include dignity, liberty, and equality; spiritual, public and political freedoms of thought, opinion, religion, conscience and peaceful association; cultural rights including the right to healthcare and an adequate standard of living; establishment of these rights and the organizational structures to empower the individual.

The Tim Fund also adds the following considerations: environmental rights and LGBTQ rights.

Last December, the first Champion Award went to Rev. Brenda Haywood, of Provincetown.

A panel of respected local rights activists have agreed to collectively select this year’s award recipient, who will receive a $2,000 Award Grant, to further their activism and human rights work.The Award is expected be given on December 10, 2020 at the annual Barnstable County Human Rights Day Breakfast in Hyannis. The awardee will make a short presentation about their work.

Nominations for the Human Rights Champion Award will be accepted through Friday October 16, 2020. Nominators are asked to fill out the application either online at, or by mail to:

The Tim Fund, ℅ The Provincetown Community Compact

PO Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657.

The Provincetown Community Compact is the acting fiscal sponsor for The Tim Fund.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Fund are greatly appreciated, either online or by mail, to the above addresses.