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Free virtual event explores resilience and perseverance across pueblo communities over the last year.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), in partnership with Thornburg, presents Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest (hosted online, July 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time).



While media outlets have emphasized the disproportionate pandemic-related deaths in Indigenous communities across the nation, Showing Our Strength shares a parallel narrative of hope and collaborative support focused on work that aims to preserve and uplift Native communities. Many individuals and organizations have worked to ensure that lifeways continued during the height of the pandemic and that certain life-ways and traditions are able thrive beyond the pandemic.

Showing Our Strength welcomes perspectives from a selection of Native-led organizations through a thoughtful discussion of grassroot programs that support community and that underscore resilience and perseverance within the landscape of the Indigenous American Southwest. Moderated by President and CEO of the New Mexico Foundation, JoAnn Melchor, the program will share what lessons from this last year have revealed about the future.

Event Details

Title: Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest
Date/Time: Thursday, July 8, 2021 / 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time
Hosted on Zoom Webinar Register here

⦁ JoAnn Melchor, moderator, President and CEO, New Mexico Foundation (Native American Relief Fund Advisory Committee Member)
Brian Vallo, Governor, Acoma Pueblo
Karl Duncan, Director, Poeh Cultural Center, Pueblo of Pojoaque
Olivia Roanhorse, Director, Roanhorse Consulting
Jennifer Lujan, Roanhorse Consulting
Joannie Romero, Executive Director, Laguna Community Foundation (Native American Relief Fund Advisory Committee member)
Amanda Montoya, Executive Director, Chamiza Foundation (Native American Relief Fund Advisory Committee member)

This program is part of SAR’s 2021 Senses of Place summer series. The event is generously supported by Thornburg Investment Management, Thornburg Foundation, the Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, and Patricia G. Foschi.

About The School for Advanced Research
Founded in 1907, the School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century. One of North America’s preeminent independent institutes for the study of anthropology, related social sciences, and humanities, SAR is home to the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) a collection of over 12,000 works of Native American art ranging from the sixth century to the present. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between creativity and scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects in Native American studies, art history, and creative expression that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts. This is accomplished by providing fellowship opportunities for artists to engage in uninterrupted creativity; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through seminars and symposia; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native American arts. Additional information on the work of our resident scholars Native American artists, and ongoing programs, is available on the SAR website: https://sarweb.org/, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schoolforadvancedresearch, and on Twitter: @schadvresearch.
About Thornburg Investment Management
Founded in 1982, Thornburg Investment Management is a privately-owned global investment firm that offers a range of multi-strategy solutions for institutions and financial advisors. A recognized leader in fixed income, equity and alternatives investing, the firm oversees $49 billion as of May 31, 2021, across mutual funds, institutional accounts, separate accounts for high-net-worth investors and UCITS funds for non-U.S. investors. Thornburg is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with additional offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

At Thornburg, we believe unconstrained investing leads to better outcomes for our clients. Our culture is collaborative, and our investment solutions are highly active, high conviction and benchmark agnostic. When it comes to finding value for our clients, it’s more than what we do, it’s how we do it: how we think, how we invest and how we’re structured.

For more information, visit www.thornburg.com or call (877) 215-1330.

About Thornburg Foundation
Thornburg Foundation is a family foundation that makes grants in the areas of good government, water, education, and agriculture reforms, as well as community funding. The Foundation works to catalyze high-impact outcomes using evidence to understand and solve systemic problems, engage stakeholders to drive policy reform, and create meaningful and lasting change in New Mexico. Thornburg Foundation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information, visit https://www.thornburgfoundation.org.