Human Rights Awards Events

BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION (BCHRAC) | ANNUAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The Cornerstone Award is given to individuals recognized by their peers,community and associates as those who have fostered and supported human rights, concepts, and ideals.   

The Rosenthal Community Champion Award was named after Irving Leopold Rosenthal – it is given to those in the public sector who are recognized by their peers, community and associates as individuals who have fostered and supported human rights, concepts, and ideals, particularly those who have worked to advance human rights and to eliminate discrimination.  Rosenthal Community Champion Award, while similar to the Cornerstone Award, is designated for those in the public sector (law enforcement, elected officials, etc.) particularly those who have worked to advance human rights and to eliminate discrimination against immigrants in Barnstable County. It was named after Irving Leopold Rosenthal who served as Barnstable County sheriff from 1922 to 1933.

The McDowell Award is given annually to a graduating member of the Human Rights Academy. Successful candidates will demonstrate initiative, leadership, and dedication to improving the human rights on Cape Cod and worldwide.

Announcing the Annual Malcolm McDowell Award Competition 2020
This year’s recipient is Amanda DaCruz, from Sturgis High School in Hyannis, MA.  Please read more HERE. 

Read about 2019 Awards Recipients in the Barnstable Patriot

View Past Honorees