Author: Allison Carter

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 the first responders who heroically gave their lives to serve and defend the country. Their patriotic spirits and dedication to their duty will never be forgotten. 🇺🇸♥️

Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center Grand Opening

The Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum & Cultural Center promotes the history, culture, and contemporary life of Cape Verdean migrants as well as other Lusophone communities and their families in the region. Education, engagement, and community are at the core of their mission. Watch the full video below to see their Grand Opening!

Video: Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center Grand Opening

2021 Malcolm McDowell Award Ceremony

Last month BCHRAC awarded two outstanding activists on the Cape the 2021 Malcolm McDowell Award. We are proud to recognize Morgan James Peters II (Zyg), a senior at Mashpee Middle High School, and Angelica Oshman (Alex), a junior at Sturgis Charter Public School East as the recipients of this award.
A special thank you to the Wampanoag Tribal Headquarters for hosting the Malcolm McDowell Award Ceremony. This event would not have been possible without your support!

Thank you Rev. Kate Epperly

Thank you Rev. Kate Epperly for your dedication to human rights, especially your work on the Barnstable County vaccine equity task force.

Your colleagues at the BCHRAC are all incredibly grateful for the virtual & in-person times we had together.

You will be missed by your BCHRAC family & the Cape Cod community.

We wish you the best of luck in your active retirement.

Notice Regarding Future Board Meetings

To All Town Boards, Committees and Commissions:


On June 16, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 (the “Act”), which, among other things, re-instated the ability of public bodies to conduct their meetings remotely through April 1, 2022.


Section 20 of the Act continues the rules and requirements set forth in Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Executive Order which suspended certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law.   Under Section 20, public bodies may decide whether to hold their meetings remotely or in person.  However, both Town Council President Matthew Levesque and Town Manager Mark Ells strongly encourage all Town boards, committees and commissions to conduct their meetings entirely remotely in order to facilitate greater public access to those meetings.  Until such time as the Town is able to provide the necessary technological and staff support to ensure that hybrid meetings – meetings that allow both in person and remote participation – can be conducted effectively and in full compliance with the Open Meeting Law, meetings should be entirely in person or entirely remote.  The Town expects to provide further guidance on hybrid meetings on or before September 1st.