Humanities Advocacy Day

Humanities Advocacy Day 2014In 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@NHAD 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 2014 Humanities Advocacy Day will feature advocacy training sessions and a national meeting about the role and importance of humanities funding. NCA will sponsor registration fees for a limited number of NCA members. Please consider joining us this year. For more information, please contact Arlyn G. Riskind at ariskind@natcom.org.