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PFLAG Cape Cod’s Virtual Support Meeting TONIGHT March 30 7PM – 8PM

These past few weeks have proven to be a challenging time for all of us, and adhering to social distancing guidelines has made it more difficult to maintain connections with family members, friends, and coworkers. And for those of you who have come to depend on the monthly PFLAG support meetings, the loss of that […]

MASS Residents can call 2-1-1 with coronavirus questions in multiple languages

Massachusetts Residents can call 2-1-1 to learn more about COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, treatment. Information about testing, and guidance for people planning or returning from travel.  This service is available 24/7 in multiple languages.  

The Cape Cod Foundation Joins Partners in COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: March 22, 2020 CONTACT: Joanna Christopher, Marketing and Communications Officer The Cape Cod Foundation 261 Whites Path, Unit 2 | South Yarmouth, MA 02664 774-212-5502 (c); jchristopher@capecodfoundation.org The Cape Cod Foundation Joins Partners in COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts South Yarmouth—The Cape Cod Foundation has joined local partners working to support the […]

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Reducing Stigma During Coronavirus Outbreak

  Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma toward people, places, or things. For example, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even […]

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HRAC Attends White Ribbon Day to Raise Awareness about Violence Against Women

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission participated in White Ribbon Day at Cape Cod Community College.  The event was sponsored by Independence House, Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office and the Yarmouth Police Department, to raise awareness about violence against women.   On this day individuals throughout MA, are […]

Human Rights Advisory Commission 7th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast

March 4, 2020 – The Cape Women’s Coalition held its Seventh Annual International Women’s Day breakfast today.  Approximately 200 women gathered to hear inspirational words from the Keynote Speaker, Sara Gould, past president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. Ms. Gould gave an overview of the stride’s women had made over the past […]

Calling all Men to Help End Violence Against Women

Annual Cape Cod White Ribbon Day Calls for Action Against Domestic Violence The 8th annual Cape Cod White Ribbon Day will take place on March 5th, serving as a call for men and boys to take action against domestic violence. Independence House, Yarmouth Police and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office are collaborating on […]

Read about the 2019 Human Rights Commission Awards Ceremony in the Barnstable Patriot

The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission has named the Barnstable Innovation School as one of the winners of its 2019 human rights awards, which will be presented next Tuesday at a breakfast ceremony held at the Hyannis Golf Course.  Read more…

Read about the Human Rights Academy in the Enterprise

Some 100 students from 10 Cape Cod schools, from the Upper Cape to Provincetown, attended the Barnstable County Human Rights Academy, held at Cape Cod Academy in Osterville on October 30, 2019.  Read the full article in the November 1, 2019 Enterprise.

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Seeks New Members

BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION POST OFFICE BOX 427 BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS 02630 Deb’orah Battles, M.Ed., Coordinator Tel: 508-375 6611 barnstablecountyhrac.org Representing all 15 Cape Cod Towns   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Deb Battles, Human Rights Coordinator Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission at 508-375 6611   BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION SEEKS NEW […]