Humanities Advocacy Day is a national advocacy event to promote federal support for the humanities. In its fourth year, Humanities Advocacy Day is helping to develop a network of humanities advocates from across the country and a variety of institutions, including: museums, libraries, colleges and universities, humanities institutes, state humanities councils, historical societies, and other organizations.
With a new Congress and a tough budget situation, it is especially important this year for scholars, educators, and other members of the public to stay informed about federal policies impacting the humanities, and to effectively communicate the value of the humanities to Washington lawmakers.
The focus of Humanities Advocacy Day 2003 is the National Endowment for the Humanities, the largest single funder of humanities programs in the United States. Activities will include a briefing on Monday, February 24th, addressing NEH funding and other areas of concern. The briefing will be followed by a reception on Capitol Hill featuring NEH Chair Bruce Cole, as well as historians James McPherson and Barbara Oberg.
Visits to congressional offices will take place on Tuesday, February 25, and should be scheduled in advance by participants in coordination with the NHA staff. Participants from higher education institutions are encouraged to contact their school's government relations office for additional assistance.
Humanities Advocacy Day 2003 is organized by the National Humanities Alliance and supported by more than 30 national co-sponsors. The event is formerly known as Jefferson Day.
Online registration is available at our website.
There is no fee for registration.
Jessica B. Jones
National Humanities Alliance
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 604
Washington, DC 20036
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