The National Humanities Alliance is pleased to extend an invitation to its 2009 Conference & Humanities Advocacy Day to be held March 10-11 in Washington, DC. A new Administration and Congress will be sworn in early next year, marking a historic moment that includes a shift in party control of the executive branch for the first time in eight years.
Literally thousands of organizations will send their members and advocates to Washington, DC to talk about funding and other issues. It is essential that the humanities community be seen and heard. Travel budgets are tight around the country, but this is not the year to pull back from advocacy efforts.
Historians, higher education leaders, NEH grant recipients, college and university faculty, teachers, students, museum professionals, librarians, archivists, curators, independent scholars, and board members are all welcome to attend. Come meet national leaders and others who shape humanities policy, learn about the current state of federal funding and the latest policy issues, and be a part of the dialogue at this exciting time in our nation’s history.
The registration deadline is February 4, 2009.