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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family […]

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

PRESS RELEASE July 20, 2020 For further information, please contact Dr. Brian O’Malley at ptown.doc@verizon.net ————— Nominations are now open for the second Annual Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion Award, […]

Recalling Rep. John Lewis’ Words of Wisdom

Rep. John Lewis, who dedicated his life to advancing human rights, has died at age 80.  As part of his legacy, John Lewis encouraged us all to get into “Good […]

Supreme Court Rules Religious School Teachers Aren’t Covered by Employment Discrimination Laws

The Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out two job bias lawsuits brought by teachers against their religious employers, reaffirming that religious institutions and schools have a First Amendment right to […]

Local High School Alumni Call for Curriculum to Include More Black and Indigenous History

School officials in Sandwich and in Barnstable will meet with graduates in the coming days to discuss how to better include Black and Indigenous history and discussions on race and […]

No One “White” Way to Organize: Conversations with White Anti-Racist Organizers – Webinar Series

Join People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) for No One “White” Way to Organize: Conversations with White Anti-Racist Organizers, a series of 5 virtual sessions – each lasting 1-½ […]

Unmasking Racism

Watch this video “Unmasking Racism” created by the Falmouth Clergy Association.

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force Sees Racial Disparity in COVID-19 Cases

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force Sees Racial Disparity in COVID-19 Cases

Free COVID-19 Testing June 17 and June 18

The Commonwealth is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19. This testing will be provided at no cost to […]

Congratulations Human Rights Academy Class of 2020

The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission wishes to congratulate graduating seniors in the Barnstable County Human Rights Academy this year! As these students embark on an exciting new phase […]