World Autism Awareness Day

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and heightened glaring inequalities around the world, especially when it comes to income and wealth distribution, access to health care, protection under the law, and political inclusion. […]

BCHRAC Condemns Violence Against AAPI Community

The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) joins community organizations here on Cape Cod and across the nation in condemning violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. […]

Learn About The Common Start Legislation

“The Common Start legislation, HD.1960 (filed by Representatives Gordon & Madaro) & SD.1307 (filed by Senators Lewis & Moran), would establish a universal system of affordable, high-quality early education and […]

Common Start Virtual Rally on 3/16

“Come hear about how this will help children, families, early educators, providers, businesses, and the economy; straight from the stakeholders and legislative leaders! And, learn more about how YOU can […]

Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Appoint New County Administrator

For Immediate Release March 10, 2021 First female at the helm in Barnstable County (Barnstable, MA) — The Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners voted today to appoint Elizabeth Albert to […]

International Women’s Day 2021

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” -W.E.B. Du Bois Every day is a day to celebrate female leaders who have paved the way to […]

International Mother Language Day 2021

“Safeguarding Linguistic Diversity  Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they […]

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World Day of Social Justice 2021

“Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality, or the rights […]

Announcing New Leadership for the Human Rights Advisory Commission

(Barnstable, MA-February 11, 2021) -The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission has new leadership for 2021. Dr. Kate Epperly, who was the immediate past Vice Chair to the Board, was […]

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

“Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community […]