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June 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hybrid Event: Held in Person at SAR & Hosted Online - RSVP Below
Amy Schiffer

The day following the Creative Thought Forum event, SAR invites members to take a deeper dive into the topics discussed during a hybrid in-person/Zoom informal conversation with moderator Estevan Rael-Gálvez. Free and open to SAR members. Limited to the first 10 in-person and first 50 online registrants. RSVP to Amy Schiffer, schiffer@sarsf.org 

In-person participants are invited to arrive at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and tea before the discussion.

Masking is required for all in-person attendees for the safety of guests and SAR staff.


Estevan Rael-Gálvez is an anthropologist, historian, and cultural consultant who served as the Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and as the State Historian of New Mexico. He received his B.A. in English Literature and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Cultures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Rael-Gálvez is currently the CEO of Creative Strategies 360°, a consulting firm that supports transformative work within communities, governments, universities, and cultural-based organizations. Dr. Rael-Gálvez was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to fund Native Bound-Unbound: Archive of Indigenous Americans Enslaved, an unprecedented digital project centered on millions of Indigenous people whose lives were shaped by slavery. Additionally, Dr. Rael-Gálvez is leading several research and writing initiatives, including the Manitos Community Memory Project, also funded by the Mellon Foundation. He serves on the Board of the Santa Fe Opera, previously served on the Board of the Santa Fe Art Institute, and chaired the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee. A resident scholar at SAR from 1999 to 2000, Dr. Rael-Gálvez currently serves on the SAR Board of Directors. 


This event has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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