HRAC – Community Outreach Endeavors

Kate Epperly, VP, BCHRAC, Sets up a Table for the “Human Rights Academy”

Ongoing Activities

Responding promptly to Human Rights concerns from the people of Barnstable County. We seek to assist by providing information and support, and when appropriate, referring to appropriate local, state or federal agencies and organizations.

Conducting the Human Rights Academy for high school and middle school students, who design and carry out their own projects raising awareness of human rights laws and issues.

Supporting our schools’ mandated to End Bullying, through multilingual publications about the Massachusetts Anti-Bulling Law and resources available to students, parents and educators.

Working with community law enforcement entities and the Cape and Islands Police Chiefs Association to build connections among all communities and police departments.

Educating about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through celebration of Human Rights Day and rewarding human rights awards to local residents.

Preserving the rights of immigrant residents through translation, communication, and information sharing.

Collaborating with Cape businesses, the Council of Churches and Faith Based entities, and others in support of J1 and H2B visiting students and workers.

Coordinating & Collaborating with County Human Service, Community & Health Organizations to provide information on Human Rights and partnering on community-wide endeavors for the greater good or our citizens.