Human Rights Awards

BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION
ANNUAL AWARDS

View the 2021 Awards Ceremony, Honoring the Wampanoag, Keepers of the Earth below:

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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.
The Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion Award recognizes a Human Rights Champion, an activist individual or organization with a Cape Cod connection, working effectively to promote human rights, as affirmed in the United Nations’ 1948 “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” These includes: dignity, liberty, equality; spiritual, public and political freedoms of thought, opinion, religion, conscience and peaceful association; cultural rights including the right to healthcare and an adequate standard of living; establishment of these rights and the organizational structures to empower the individual. The Tim Fund also adds the following activist recognitions: environmental rights and LGBTQ rights. The award honors the late Outer Cape (and world) activist Tim McCarthy, who died in 2018 and is sponsored by The Tim Fund.

Read about the 2020 Awards Recipients

Read about the 2019 Awards Recipients in the Barnstable Patriot

Read About the 2018 Awards Recipients