2013 Hidden Stories Conference

2013 - Folding Back the Layers of Latino/a History

On October 2 and 3, 2013, CSPF held its third Hidden Stories Series conference at the Center for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles. Attendees enjoyed interesting speaker panels, walking tours of murals and landmarks, and group discussions about the hidden stories of Latinos in California history.

The 2013 Hidden Stories conference explored Latino history in the context of California’s state parks. The Conference showcased panel discussion and Q&A in three main areas:

  1. Narradoras de California (Narrators of California): Women and their Families in Historic Communities
  2. Quiere ser mi Vecino (Do You Want to Be My Neighbor): Parks and the Evolution of Historic Latino Neighborhoods
  3. Etnicidad, Identidad y Lugar (Ethnicity, Identity and Place): California's Historic Latino Population

A celebratory dinner, featuring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash, was held Wednesday night, at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes museum. Guests enjoyed drinks and a delicious dinner in a striking outdoor setting, as well as great music and dancing.

Listen to Past Keynote Speakers

Estevan Rael-Galvez

Dr. Rael-Gálvez is responsible for leading the strategic direction across the portfolio of National Trust Historic Sites. Prior to joining the National Trust, Dr. Rael-Gálvez served as the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the largest Latino cultural center in the nation, with executive oversight of a 51-acre campus, including a Performing Arts Center, Art Museum, Library-Archive, and an award-winning Educational Department. Dr. Rael-Gálvez also served nearly a decade as the State Historian of New Mexico and Chairman of the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee, the governor-appointed board that establishes preservation policy for the State of New Mexico. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Michigan and is a native son of New Mexico, with ancestral connections to both Hispano and indigenous communities.

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Elizabeth GoldsteinElizabeth Goldstein joined the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) as President in June 2004. A life-long advocate for parks, Elizabeth has 25-plus years experience working specifically in support of parks and historic preservation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was general manager of the City and County of San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department. Elizabeth also served as regional director of the New York City region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and as director of planning for the City of New York’s Department of Parks and Recreation. A resident of San Francisco, Elizabeth is co-chair of the City Parks Alliance, a board member of the Geneva Office Building Restoration Project, the Stern Grove Festival Association and the California League of Parks Associations, former board member of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and an honorary member of the New York State American Institute of Architects. She graduated as valedictorian from Beloit College.

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Hidden Stories 2013 Sponsored in part by

Danny and Myrna Villanueva, The Villanueva Companies

The Hoefer Family Foundation

In-kind Donations by

California State Parks Foundation

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