In The News

December, 2023

The Conversations With Police Task Force of the MLK Action Team will be the recipients of this year’s Rosenthal Award from the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission!  (See the Cape Cod Times article here: 

The Rosenthal Community Champion Award, named after Irving Leopold Rosenthal, is given to individuals in the public sector (law enforcement, elected officials, etc.) recognized by their peers, community, and associates as individuals who have fostered and supported human rights, concepts, and ideals, particularly those who have worked to advance human rights and to eliminate discrimination against immigrants in Barnstable County.

The Human Rights Commission has told us that the work of the Task Force exemplifies these principles. They wrote “We honor the deep, hard work that all of you have put in to create real, impactful, lasting change in our communities.”

The Conversations with Police Task Force will be receiving this award at the annual Human Rights Celebration occurring on:  Monday, December 11, 8:30 – 10:30 am at the Emeral Resort/ Hyport Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave., Hyannis.  

Visit this link for a more detailed description of the work of the Conversations With Police Task Force written by Action Team and Police Task Force member, Jeanne Morrison:

July 2021

Chief Scott MacDonald of the Orleans PD recognizes the relationship built with the MLK Action Team Police Task Force as a contributor to Orleans receiving the first place Community Policing Award from the New England Association of Chiefs of Police. The task force has been meeting with the police chiefs from Chatham, Brewster, and Orleans for the last year with a focus on improving the relationship between the police and our communities of color.

Read the article from the Cape Cod Chronicle.