CIRCA:Advocacy Guide


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Advocacy Guide Outline

What's At Stake

Describes the funding and support issues prevalent in the Humanities

Brief History of the Humanities

Describes the historical 'splitting' of the Arts and Sciences

Arguments FOR and AGAINST

Covers the arguments both in support of the Humanities as well as those with a negative view

Preparing for Advocacy

  • History of the issue of advocacy - why do we need to advocate for the humanities
  • What the statistics say
  • Know your audience - who to advocate to
  • Frame your message
  • Ethics around advocacy


  • Blogs
  • Listserves
  • Email- or letter-writing campaigns
  • Petitions


  • Support - what organizations and networks currently advocate
  • Funding Opportunities

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