This week, staff, board members, and advocates from humanities councils across the country headed to Washington D.C. for Humanities on the Hill (HOH). Conducted by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, this annual national advocacy event allows council representatives to meet with congressional representatives, share advocacy best practices, and present a united message about the value of the humanities. During HOH, humanists and humanities advocates convey the significance of funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the NEH Federal/State Partnership.
In Washington D.C. NJCH Executive Director Briann Greenfield and NJCH board member and former NJ Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande met with many of New Jersey’s federal delegates. Pictured here, Greenfield (left) and Casagrande (right) met with Congressman and Co-Chair of the Congressional Humanities Caucus Leonard Lance.
We’d like to extend a huge thanks to Lance and all of the other NJ congressional delegates for their ongoing support of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. We’re proud of our advocacy efforts at HOH, as we were able to report on all the ways we strengthen the cultural infrastructure of our state.