NOW is the Time to Show Your Support for the Humanities
1 May 2017
Dear Friend of the New Mexico Humanities Council,
Imminent threats to de-fund or eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities and its sister organization, the National Endowment for the Arts, at the national level are making headlines in Washington, D.C. If acted on, those threats could directly affect the survival of your state humanities council. We must take immediate action to prevent such cuts, and we need to let our members of Congress know that state humanities councils are a vital source of fostering our understanding of history and culture, of the human experience. The important work we do in communities across New Mexico depends on funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, without which our public humanities programs throughout New Mexico would not exist. This core funding has been essential in enabling us to support and bring quality humanities programs tailored to local and regional interests, to areas that otherwise would not have access to such programs.
Join us in our effort to preserve the New Mexico Humanities Council. Here’s what you can do right now:
*Contact your members of Congress directly. We encourage you to call them directly and share a personal story, to explain how you or your community or organization have benefited from the New Mexico Humanities Council’s programs, whether through a grant, reading and book discussions, participating in National History Day, or attending a Chautauqua program. Please let them know how the New Mexico council's programs have enriched your life and the life of your community.
*Visit the National Humanities Alliance (NHA)site and send a message to members of Congress there as well. Help spread the word! Use the NHA link below and express how much you value the work of the National Endowment for the Humanities and your state humanities council.
Please call today and let our congresspeople know how much you appreciate the humanities.
Senator Tom Udall 202-224-6621
Senator Martin Heinrich 202-224-5521
Representative Ben Ray Lujan 202-225-6190
Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham 202-225-6316
Representative Steve Pearce 202-225-2365
Please speak up and advocate for your humanities council. We cannot do this without your support!
Thank you for your help!
K. Michelle Quisenberry
Interim Executive Director
New Mexico Humanities Council
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Call for History Day Judges!!
28 Apr 2017
Students will be competing with their history research projects in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces throughout March and April, and we want you to judge! We are seeking public or professional historians, educators, graduate students, museum professionals and others with a love of history and a desire to help students nurture their passion for history. This year's theme is Taking a Stand in History.
NMHC offers training to all judges prior to each National History Day contest, and serve lunch and refreshments during the contests. The judge's day lasts from 8 am through mid-afternoon.
Website and paper judges receive their entries and judge them prior to the contest, and then have a shorter day than judges for the other categories. If you have questions about judging or attending the contests, please contact New Mexico History Day State Coordinator Ellen Dornan.
Email NHD Coordinator Ellen Dornan »
Click here to register as an NHD judge »
An Apronista Collective Exhibition
21 Apr 2017
MARCH 16 * 6 PM - 7:30 PM
New Mexico Humanities Council * Albuquerque
Traditionally, aprons represent a woman’s unpaid work, industry, nurturing and her never-ending readiness to comfort, create and care-take. Using the medium of the apron to express themes from women’s lives, struggles and history, the Apronistas continue to demonstrate there is more than one way to create an apron.
Words Matter includes aprons from the Women's March on Washington Albuquerque Rally held January 21, 2017. Here the Apronistas gathered in solidarity with countless Albuquerque citizens speaking out on women’s issues and social justice. Join us for an artists' discussion March 16 at 6:00 PM. The show runs through April 21, 2017.