Falmouth Forum on WCAI: James Purcell

“Refugees and Migrants, A Test for Civilization”

James Purcell, Author and Former, Director of the Bureau of Refugee Programs
The Falmouth Forum series hits the airwaves this fall in collaboration with WCAI, the Cape, Coast, and Islands NPR station. Forum speakers will join host Mindy Todd on “The Point” at 9:00 AM on the first Thursday of each month for discussion and listener Q&A.
Tune in to WCAI 90.1, WNAN 91.1, WZAI 94.3 or online at
Sponsored in part by The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.

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Virtual Event: Black Entrepreneurs Day Announces Grant to Support Black Businesses

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“Daymond John, the founder and CEO of FUBU and Co-Star of ABC’s four-time Emmy Award winning show, Shark Tank, alongside Chase for Business present Black Entrepreneurs Day. A free global live-stream celebrating black business and entrepreneurship, Black Entrepreneurs Day will be highlighted by Game Changer Conversations with Black business icons & performances from superstar artists featuring: Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Chance The Rapper, Magic Johnson, Jamie Foxx, Robert Johnson, LL Cool J and more! Most exciting, Daymond is on a quest alongside The NAACP to find and award $175,000 to up and coming Black entrepreneurs! Submissions are now through October 12th for the ‘NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant.'”

More Information About Black Entrepreneurs Day

The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators is seeking applicants for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

The bicameral and bipartisan caucus encompasses the female elected members of the Massachusetts House and Senate. It is one of four appointing authorities to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, which was created in 1998 to review the status of women and girls in Massachusetts and to offer policy recommendations to improve equality and access to opportunities for all women throughout the Commonwealth.

The commission consists of 19 volunteer commissioners who serve staggered three-year terms. The caucus appoints six of these commissioners and is currently seeking interested applicants to fill one opening. The commission strives to be representative of women throughout the Commonwealth. As such, the caucus is looking for diverse applicants who have varied backgrounds and resumes — specifically diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, geography and socioeconomic status. Commissioners are expected to commit to meeting attendance, participation and collaboration with fellow members.

Potential applicants should have a background in advancement work for women and girls or a strong interest in it.

More information about the Commission on the Status of Women can be found at Interested applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resume and a letter of intent to the caucus’ executive director at by 5 p.m. Oct. 19 for appointment consideration.


Have a question about your absentee ballot?  

The National Conference of State Legislatures Mass. Gen. Laws ch 54 § 94 provides information on how you can fix a mistake:

Prior to Election Day, the voter is notified and, if sufficient time allows, sent a new ballot if an affidavit signature is absent or the ballot is rejected for other reasons.

The voter can submit a new absentee ballot.

New Scholarship Opportunity: Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation

The Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation announces a new scholarship opportunity. The first self-sponsor scholarship will be awarded for a recruit to attend the Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy. Full tuition will be covered for the recipient. The third class on Cape Cod will start January 4, 2021. 

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is October 15, 2020. For information on the application process or to donate, visit The mission of the Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund is to promote education, health, and leadership by encouraging service through action.


Self-Sponsor Scholarship

Providing Support, Education and Advocacy to Parents, Families, Friends, Allies and Members of the LGBTQ Community

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If you share PFLAG’s vision of a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Then please consider joining or renewing your membership with PFLAG Cape Cod!

You can easily join/rejoin or renew your membership with PFLAG Cape Cod by mail or online. If you would like to make a donation at the same time, it couldn’t be easier!

Membership levels and annual dues remain unchanged and are:

  • Family ($45)
  • Individual ($30)
  • Limited Income ($15)

If you would prefer to make a donation without becoming a member, you can do that as well.

Go to PFLAG Cape Cod to Join or Renew Membership

Take the MA-DPH #COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

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√ 参加简体中文调查

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA-DPH) is trying to hear from communities so that it can better help people through the COVID-19 crisis. By taking this survey, you can help find new solutions to community problems, and give MA-DPH the information they need to take action and support the communities that need it most. MA-DPH is committed to sharing information back in ways that will help us all take collective action

Make your voice heard.
  • MA-DPH is learning how to better help people through COVID-19. Even if you haven’t been sick, your answers can help.
  • The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey will help MA-DPH learn about needs across the state, so it can plan resources and support around COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 unfairly impacts people of color more than others. Help MA-DPH learn how it can plan resources and support around COVID-19.
Take the MA-DPH #COVID-19 Community Impact Survey to share what your experience has been during the pandemic.

What is CCIS? The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS) is an online survey aimed at collecting data to better understand and identify the social, economic, and health needs and inequities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

How will the findings be used? Findings from this survey will be used to improve DPH’s ability to act – helping address the most critical needs, partnering with communities to support local efforts, and informing state policy with accurate information on what people need now and in the long term. Results will be available to community-based organizations for their own planning and action purposes.

Who should take this survey? Anyone 14 or older who lives in MA can and should take the survey. Even people who have not had COVID-19 can take this survey. We have a particular interest in gathering responses from communities who have been impacted the most, including: people of color, immigrants, individuals who are LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, essential workers, people experiencing housing instability, older adults, and those in geographic areas hardest hit by COVID-19.

What important information should I know? The survey is available in six common languages spoken in MA: English, Chinese (standard and traditional), Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.

Where may I find additional information? Additional information about the CCIS Initiative may be found in the FAQ document here. If you have questions, please contact