Portland-based Atlantic Black Box (atlanticblackbox.com) and the Indigo Arts Alliance (indigoartsalliance.me) will host and facilitate two public conversations related to memory, art, place and race. Both events will feature panelists from around New England who have developed site-

specific projects aimed at making Black history and heritage visible in the built environment and at promoting place-based literacy through the lens of racial history.

“Remapping New England: Monuments, Markers, and Collective Memory” will take place on Thursday, January 28, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Kate McMahon of the Center for the Study of Global Slavery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will moderate the first conversation, about public memory and representation, with Maine Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross, who will discuss the Portland Freedom Trail; Charles Roberts, speaking about Rhode Island Slave History Medallions; JerriAnne Boggis, talking about the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire; and Dennis Culliton, discussing the Witness Stones Project in Connecticut.

On Tuesday, February 23, at 7 p.m., artist Daniel Minter of Indigo Arts will moderate a panel discussion about the role of art in truth, reconciliation and reparations movements.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, sold on a sliding scale, visit tinyurl.com/y2px7vy2.