Each March, humanities advocates head to Washington, D.C. for “Humanities on the Hill,” an annual advocacy event. These humanists share everything from impact reports to statements from program participants to convey the significant of the humanities. This year, they were certainly heard.
As of March 21, 2018, as reported on by the National Humanities Alliance “Congress released a comprehensive spending bill that includes an increase of $3 million dollars for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the remainder of FY 2018!” In response to the Trump administration’s elimination proposal, the “humanities community sent over 160,000 messages to Congress, wrote scores of op-eds, and met with hundreds of Congressional offices.” To read more about the spending bill, visit the National Humanities Alliance blog.
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