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 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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Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Accepting Applications for 2022 Vacancies

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Accepting Applications for 2022 Vacancies Commission aims to continue building a strong team of advisors promoting human rights on Cape Cod September 16, 2021 […]

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9/11 Day of Remembrance

This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, our nation will pause to reflect upon the terrorist attacks and remember all who lost their lives in this tragedy. BCHRAC recognizes […]

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