The following message comes from the National Humanities Alliance (NHA):
Join us March 8-10, 2021 for the Virtual NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day!
With humanities departments facing elimination, museums and archives confronting lay-offs and even closure, and federal funding falling short, it is crucial that we come together to build our capacity to advocate for the humanities.
NHA Annual Meeting – March 8 and 9
The Annual Meeting brings together faculty, administrators, and representatives from scholarly societies, museums, archives, and other humanities organizations to build their capacity to advocate for the humanities. Explore the preliminary program here. To accommodate attendees in as many time zones as possible, programming will be held each afternoon (Eastern Time).
We will also offer ample opportunity to connect with colleagues old and new with virtual receptions and “hallway” conversations.
Humanities Advocacy Day – March 10
On Humanities Advocacy Day, state-based delegations will meet via video or conference call with Members of Congress and their staff.
It is essential that Congress hear about the challenges humanities departments, museums, libraries, archives, and other humanities organizations are facing due to the pandemic and what is to be lost without additional federal support.
Together, we will advocate for increased FY 2022 funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Education’s international education programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays).
In the weeks leading up to Humanities Advocacy Day, we will offer an orientation on virtual advocacy and training on Capitol Hill advocacy more generally. New and seasoned advocates are welcome!
Explore our event webpage for FAQs and more information! We look forward to seeing you in March.
National Humanities Alliance