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Program for Sunday, October 22, 2017

Create a Culture of Kindness!

There’s a long history of solidarity and reciprocity between Matenwa, Haiti and the Lower Cape.

On Sunday, October 22, Isabel Pelligrini, President of the Nauset Human Rights Academy, will tell us about one of the newest iterations of that relationship as she recounts her experience visiting Haiti last spring.


Each year, Lisa Brown, a teacher at Nauset Regional High School travels with 3 – 5 students on an educational immersion trip to a small village called Matenwa off the coast of Haiti. Read more.

The Human Rights Academy is a project of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission intended to promote human rights education and civic engagement among students enrolled in the region’s high and middle schools. Nauset Regional High School is a regular participant on the county-wide academy and has fully integrated the Human Rights Academy into its year round offerings.

Program for Sunday, September 17, 2017

Are the human rights of all in our community respected? What sorts of human rights violations occur on Cape Cod? Who is most vulnerable?

Barbara Monteiro Burgo, Chair of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission will brief us on current human rights concerns and the steps the commission is taking to address them.

The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission (BCHRC) was formed by ordinance of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates in 2005 in response to a citizens’ initiative. Through its appointed Commissioners and Town Representatives (all of whom serve as volunteers without compensation), the BCHRC provides for community awareness of and direct response to possible human rights violations through mediation and/or legal action.

Barbara Monteiro Burgo is known for her efforts to preserve the cultural heritage and history of the Cape Verdean communities of southeastern Massachusetts, especially Cape Cod. She is the former President of the Taunton Cape Verdean Association, former State President for the American Association of University Women. She was elected to the Brewster Housing Authority Commission in 2015 and is an Executive Board member of the Cape Cod NAACP.


For decades, the iconic Chapel in the Pines has inspired Cape Cod Artists.

Now we’re asking Cape Cod Artists to help restore the Chapel.

The Chapel in the Pines at 220 Samoset Road is the only building within Eastham’s historic district that has never been properly refurbished. Plans approved by the town of Eastham include restoring the wood shingled roof and steeple, construction of a commercial grade kitchen, a handicapped accessible bathroom, a pond-side deck, installation of a state-of-the-art fire suppression system, and improvements to the wheelchair ramp and adjacent parking. These upgrades to the existing facilities will improve the chapel’s functionality in countless ways without compromising its historic beauty.

You can help restore the Chapel by contributing your art, or perhaps art you have collected. Your help in publicizing this event will be invaluable.

Edward Hopper, “Church in Eastham” (1948)

What: Art Show and Charity Art Auction featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, usable art and jewelry. This show will be juried and open to works by Artists with ties to Cape Cod.

Where: Eastham Public Library

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 31

Preview Week: Saturday, November 25 – Friday, December 1

Opening Reception and Silent Auction Kick-off: Saturday, December 2

Wine Reception and Live Auction: Saturday, December 16

Organized by Chapel in the Pines Building Restoration Committee in partnership with the Friends of Eastham Library and with the heartfelt support of the Eastham Painters Guild.

Interested in donating? Contact Here’s what we need to know:

  • Donor’s Name
  • Artist’s Name (if different)
  • Artist’s Career Highlights (for publication in on-line catalogue)
  • Name of piece
  • Dimensions of piece
  • Medium/Materials of piece
  • Estimated value of piece
  • Minimum acceptable bid

Terms: Pieces can be donated outright or sales price can be split with contributing artist. All proceeds from the sale of artwork donated from personal collections will go to the Chapel Restoration Fund.

Not an artist? There are still lots of ways you can help make this event a success and help the Chapel. Talk to Laura about event sponsorship or volunteering: 617-888-3286.