Indiana Landmarks is hosting an online and in-person panel discussion called “Why does history make us uncomfortable?” at a time when school districts and Indiana General Assembly are considering restrictions on teaching materials.

The free event is set for 6 p.m. April 10 at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis, and online via Zoom.

Panelists include James H. Madison, emeritus professor of history at Indiana University; Erica Buchanan-Rivera, chief equity and inclusion officer at Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Marion County; and Corey Pettigrew, assistant principal at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School.

Moderators will be Eunice Trotter, director of Indiana Landmarks’ Black Heritage Preservation Program; and Phil Bremen, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Media at Ball State University.

The event is sponsored by Indiana Landmarks’ Black Heritage Preservation Program, Indiana Remembrance Coalition at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Working Group at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Reservations are requested at or 317-639-4534.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 5 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.