President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour
“Of Monuments and Memory” with Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez
As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael F. Brown and 1999-2000 Katrin H. Lamon Fellow and former Board member Estevan Rael-Gálvez.
“We are not static museum pieces and history has never stood still like these statues.” — Estevan Rael-Gálvez
Recent events around monuments, including violent outbreaks in Albuquerque during a protest regarding the Don Juan de Oñate monument and the destruction of the Obelisk in Santa Fe have prompted community dialog around the meaning and history of these commemorative sites. A discussion with Dr. Rael-Gálvez will help broaden our understanding of these memorials, historical markers, public statuary, and permanent monuments, while shedding light on their historical contexts and the complexities surrounding their existence.
This event is free and open to members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle. Please RSVP to Lindsay Archuleta at email@example.com and she will send you the instructions to join via Zoom. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.
Estevan Rael-Gálvez, SAR 1999-2000 Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar, is currently a writer, creative strategist and the founding principal of Creative Strategies 360°, which supports transformative work within communities, governments, universities and cultural based organizations. Prior to this work, he has led a full career as a successful senior executive: Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center; State Historian of New Mexico. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Rael-Gálvez received a Ph.D. in American Cultures from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he completed his dissertation, “Identifying Captivity and Capturing Identity: Narratives of American Indian Slavery,” focused on the meanings of American Indian slavery and a unique legacy and identity in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.