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

Attend the Barnstable No Place for Hate 3rd Anniversary Event

Date:  Sunday, October 2, 2022 Time:  2:00 – 4:00 PM Venue: The Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St., Barnstable Village  Please join us to learn how Barnstable No Place for Hate has […]

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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Announces New Coordinator, Leslie Domínguez-Santos

September 8, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) is pleased to announce Leslie Domínguez-Santos as the new Human Rights Coordinator. Leslie Domínguez-Santos has a […]

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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Seeks to Fill Vacancies 

Human Rights Advisory Commission is vital in promoting and advancing human rights on Cape Cod.  September 6, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) is seeking applications […]

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The US Attorney’s Office-Massachusetts has launched the Announces “End Hate Now” Hotline for Reporting Acts of Hate: 1-83-END-H8-NOW

“In Massachusetts, we have a long history of standing up to hate and intolerance.” Hate crimes are illegal acts committed based on a victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, […]

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Independence House International Festival 2022

BCHRAC had the pleasure of tabling at another exciting event this summer, on July 24, 2022. Thank you to those who stopped by the Independence House International Festival on Hyannis […]

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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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