National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman to Visit Birmingham

Please join us on Thursday, July 29, at 6 p.m. for an evening with Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The reception and program, “Civility in a Fractured Society,” will take place at Brock Recital Hall at Samford University.

The event is presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, in partnership with Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership and the Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education.

Leach-300dpiJim Leach, the ninth chairman of NEH, will speak and lead a discussion on the critical need for greater civility in the nation’s political life. He has served in the United States Congress for 30 years as a Republican representative from Iowa, and was appointed in 2009 to chair the NEH by President Barack Obama. The NEH is an independent federal agency that provides grant support for learning in history, literature, ethics and other areas of the humanities.

The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Please RSVP online at: http://tinyurl.com/35fyy5m