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SAVE THE DATE: Humanities Advocacy Day is March 12th

Soon, Valentine’s Day will just be a memory, but the course of true love for the humanities never did run smooth. That’s why Phi Beta Kappa is proud to serve as the lead sponsor for the National Humanities Alliance’s Humanities Advocacy Day.

On March 12, join advocates from around the country for #HAD19 to voice your support of the nation’s cultural agencies with a simple email, phone call, or tweet to your legislator. It won’t take a lot of your time, but it can make a big difference to your community. Together, we can get federal investments in the arts and humanities back to FY 2010 levels. 

Now is a great time for you to welcome new legislators and educate them about issues that matter to you. Even if you can’t attend Humanities Advocacy Day in person, there are still many ways to take action. 

  • Encourage your Senators to join the Cultural Caucus and your Representatives to join the Congressional Humanities Caucus. Several state legislatures have them as well. 
  • Make it personal by referencing a local humanities organization that transforms your community. 

Stay tuned for…

  • Infographics to share with your networks
  • Tweets for your legislator
  • Sample emails and phone scripts for your Members of Congress


Reports and Infographics

chArts and Sciences
(Phi Beta Kappa)

Federal Funding for Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Association of American Universities)

It Takes More than a Major
(Association of American Colleges & Universities)

Liberal Arts Degrees and Their Value in Employment
(Association of American Colleges & Universities and National Center for Higher Education Management Systems)

Power of the Liberal Arts
(Council of Independent Colleges)

Science Matters
(Science Coalition)

Heart of the Matter
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

Arts + Social Impact Explorer
(Americans for the Arts)

District Advocacy Guide: Engaging Humanities Advocates on a Local Level
(National Humanities Alliance)

NEH Impact Index
(Graduate Center Digital Initiatives)

The State of Humanities 2018
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)



Featured News Articles and Opinions

Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy
By Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed | 2.7.18

Liberal Arts Prepare Students for a Changing World
By Brian F. Linnane
The Baltimore Sun | 6.13.2018

A Liberal Arts Degree- Specializing in Nothing- Is Actually Great for Your Career
By Amy X. Wang
Quartz | 11.6.17

The Ideal College Education Can Yield Rocket Scientists Who Write Poetry
By John M. Eger and Norah P. Schultz
San Diego Union Tribune | 3.31.17

Historians Make the Best Health Care Workers
By Emily Michelson
Times Higher Education| 1.22.17

You Don’t Need to Know Code to Make It in Silicon Valley
By Alice Ma
LinkedIn Official Blog | 8.25.15

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket
By George Anders
Forbes | 7.29.15

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