Press Release: Race Point Beach name change

For Immediate Release June 9, 2021

BARNSTABLE COUNTY
HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION

Media Contact: Susan Quinones, Barnstable County Human Rights Coordinator susan.quinones@barnstablecounty.org or (508) 375-6611

BCHRAC SUPPORTS THE WAMPANOAG ADVISORY COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION IN SUPPORT OF NAME CHANGE FOR PROVINCETOWN BEACH

The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) unanimously supported the Wampanoag Advisory Committee’s recommendation to rename Race Point in Provincetown to “Meeshaun Point.” “Race Point” refers to the outer most beach at the tip of Provincetown and Cape Cod National Seashore. The name change would increase representation of local Native people and honor the original tribal village of the region. BCHRAC acknowledges and is thankful for the contributions of the Indigenous community on Cape Cod. BCHRAC will continue to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for Indigenous, Black, and Communities of Color in Barnstable County.

ABOUT THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION: The mission of the Human Rights Advisory Commission is to promote equal opportunity for all persons of Barnstable County regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, age, ancestry, sexual or affectional preference marital, family or military status, source of income, neighborhood or disability, where unlawful discrimination exists in housing, employment, education, public accommodations, town or county services, insurance, banking, credit and health care. Learn more at https://www.barnstablecountyhrac.org/

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