The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) meets monthly generally between the hours of 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Currently meetings are held remotely pursuant to the Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker’s Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law on March 12, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The meetings are open to the public. and your input is welcome! If you would like to attend one of our meetings (currently held remotely), please contact our Human Rights Coordinator, Susan Quinones at  If you need any special accommodations in order to attend our meeting, please call us at (508) 375-6611.

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Youth in Action: Environmental Justice in South America/Juventud en acción: Justicia ambiental en Sudamérica


How do you make environmental development more just and equitable? Join the museum’s cultural interpreters in a conversation with young Indigenous activists from South America who are combating overexploitation of natural resources and developing more sustainable solutions.

This conversation will take place in Spanish. Simultaneous English interpretation and closed captioning in Spanish and English will be available.

This program is part of the Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series, which features young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples.

Image: Youth outside the Brazilian embassy protesting the wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Bogotá, Colombia, August 23, 2019. The signs read “The future is the youth, but we are youth without future” and “If you don't behave like adults, we will do it.” REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez. Alamy Stock Photo

¿Cómo se puede lograr que el desarrollo ambiental sea más justo y equitativo? Únete a los intérpretes culturales del museo en una conversación con jóvenes activistas indígenas de Sudamérica que luchan contra la sobre explotación de los recursos naturales y desarrollan soluciones más sostenibles.
Esta conversación se llevará a cabo en español. Estarán disponibles subtítulos en español e inglés y su interpretación simultánea en inglés.

Este programa es parte de la serie Juventud en acción: Conversaciones sobre nuestro futuro, que presenta a jóvenes activistas y agentes de cambio indígenas en el hemisferio occidental quienes trabajan hacia la equidad y la justicia social para los pueblos indígenas.

Foto: Jóvenes afuera de la embajada brasileña protestan los incendios descontrolados en el Amazonas, Bogotá, Colombia, 23 de agosto de 2019. Los carteles dicen “El futuro son los jóvenes, pero somos jóvenes sin futuro” y “Si ustedes no actúan como adultos, nosotros lo haremos”. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez. Fotografía de Alamy

Stand Out for Racial Justice

Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630

On Friday, October 15th, the Unitarian Church of Barnstable will host a Stand Out for Racial Justice. The focus will be to get out the vote for the November 2nd […]

2021 Native Cinema Showcase


The National Museum of the American Indian's Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This year focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community, and a continued relationship with the land. Activism lies at the heart of all these stories. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic.

Showcase Schedule
All films and filmmaker panels are available on demand; please check individual listings for dates and times of availability. Short-format films are grouped into programs. Closed captioning is available for some films; please check individual listings for availability.

All films are available on demand; please check individual listings for geo-blocking restrictions.

Special support for Native Cinema Showcase provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature, the Walt Disney Company, the Consulate General of Canada in New York, and the Council for Canadian American Relations.