Humanities advocacy in D.C. March 27-28

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Tue Feb 29 14:47:00 UTC 2000

>From the National Humanities Alliance, the entity that speaks for the
humanities in Washington (and to which ADS belongs; let me know if you're
interested). - Allan Metcalf


The National Humanities Alliance is pleased to host Jefferson Day 2000, a
two-day advocacy program to be held in Washington, D.C. in conjunction
with the annual, NEH-sponsored Jefferson Lecture.  Join your colleagues on
March 27-28 to voice your support for federal funding for the humanities.
If you haven't already registered, contact the National Humanities
Alliance at 202/296-4994 x150 or send email to jessica at


Monday, March 27

ADVOCACY BRIEFING   5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kennedy Center North Atrium Foyer (Roof Terrace Level)

- Metro stop: Foggy Bottom, on orange and blue lines - free shuttle vans
  run between the metro and the Kennedy Center every 15 minutes.
  Approx. 10 min. walk.
- Please arrive early (4:30pm - 4:45pm) to pick up advocacy materials and
  tickets to the Jefferson Lecture

Kennedy Center North Atrium Foyer

Kennedy Center Concert Hall (Main Level)

- Lecturer, "For a Vast Future Also": James M. McPherson, Civil War
  historian and Princeton University professor
- Open to the public, advance tickets required
- Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Kennedy Center South Gallery (Roof Terrace Level)

- Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the
  Sara Lee Corporation

Tuesday, March 28

MEETINGS ON THE HILL    9:00am - 4:00pm
U.S. House and Senate Office Buildings

Metro stop/Senate side: Union Station, red line
Metro stop/House side: Capitol South, orange and blue lines

- Lobby visits scheduled in advance by Jefferson Day participants
- For more information on scheduled meetings, contact the National
  Humanities Alliance @ 202/296-4994 or send email to: jessica at

DEBRIEFING    4:00pm - 5:00pm
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385
- Open to all Jefferson Day participants

National Sponsors, Jefferson Day 2000

American Association of Museums
Association of American Universities
Association of American University Presses
Association for Documentary Editing
American Historical Association
American Library Association
Federation of State Humanities Councils
Linguistic Society of America
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History
National Humanities Alliance
Organization of American Historians

Jessica B. Jones
National Humanities Alliance
21 Dupont Circle NW, Ste. 604
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-4994 x150

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