The National Humanities Alliance 2011 Humanities Advocacy Day will take place March 7-8 in Washington DC. With the newly elected Congress, and increasing budgetary pressures on federal spending, your help is needed now more than ever to defend critical humanities programs. The National Coalition for History is a co-sponsor of the annual event.
Online registration is now available for the March 7-8 events taking place in Washington, DC at The George Washington University’s Marvin Center and on Capitol Hill.
Humanities Advocacy Day started in 2000 to provide an opportunity for the entire humanities community to convene, meet with their elected officials, and convey the importance of federal support for the humanities. Strong participation in Humanities Advocacy Day events is essential to our success in increasing public support for, and understanding of, the humanities.
The 2011 preliminary program includes:
• Commentary on the post-election landscape
• Discussion of humanities funding and other policy issues
• Luncheon & keynote address
• Presentations of current work in the humanities
• Capitol Hill reception
• Congressional visits
New advocate training will be provided the evening of March 6 at the One Washington Circle Hotel prior to the official start of events.
The participant registration fee is $75. Register by December 31st to take advantage of a discounted early registration fee of $55. The deadline to register for the meeting is February 6, 2011.
A block of rooms at the One Washington Circle Hotel (located near GWU) is currently reserved for participants at the discounted rate of $179 on Sunday, March 6 and $229 on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8. Please call the hotel directly at (202) 872-1680 to make a reservation for the “National Humanities Alliance” rate before February 6, 2011.