In this time of deficits and shrinking budgets, a
few million dollars in humanities funding may seem insignificant. But as they
say in Washington, “a million here, a million there…pretty soon you’re talking
about real money.” That’s why, since 2000, NCA members have journeyed to the
nation’s capital to join humanities scholars and advocates from around the U.S.
to lobby members of Congress on behalf of funding for the humanities.
Sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance,
Humanities Advocacy Day brings to Washington hundreds of scholars,
teachers, and advocates who visit with senators and representatives and their
staffs about the importance of funding for the humanities. The National Communication Association is a member organization of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) and a co-sponsor of the NHA's Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day. Founded in 1981, the National Humanities Alliance is a non-profit
organization to advance national humanities policy in the areas of
research, education, preservation, and public programs. NCA members and
staff also promote humanities funding that supports the discipline,
highlighting for members the research and educational possibilities in the
communication arts made possible by federal funding for humanities scholarship.
The 2016 Humanities Advocacy Day will feature advocacy training sessions and a
national meeting about the role and importance of humanities funding. Please consider joining us this year. For more information, please email Trevor Parry-Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org.