Brett Peters (second from right), dean of UWM's College of Engineering and Applied Science, the access and success of underrepresented students in engineering at Cafe Hollander. (UWM Photo/Pete Amland)
Antonia Drew Vann with the Asha Project joins in the discussion over breakfast at UWM's Mitchell Hall. The table was exploring the factors that contribute to sex trafficking. Milwaukee is among top cities for sex trafficking. The Asha Project serves victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sex trafficking. (UWM Photo/Pete Amland)
Joan Prince (in red), vice chancellor of global inclusion and engagement, and Anique Ruiz (left), program assistant in global inclusion, lead a discussion in Chapman Hall on diversity in STEM dialogue. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Joan Prince, vice chancellor of global inclusion and engagement, checks in on the table discussing race relations. At the table are (from left) Alan Shoho, dean of UWM’s School of Education; Jacarrie Carr, founder of Kicks for Kids; Bryan Davis, superintendent of the Shorewood School District; and Mike Barber, an executive at GE Healthcare. (UWM Photo/Pete Amland)
Jasmine Alinder, associate professor of history, momentarily leads the discussion on building stronger bridges with our community, our city and our region. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Charlotte Cannon-Sain, chief financial officer of the Center for Veterans Issues, talks with Chancellor Mark Mone just outside the offices of UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center. Discussion at the table focused on bridging the service gap for veterans in the 53206 ZIP code, an area troubled by poverty and unemployment and considered to have the highest incarceration rate in the country. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Chancellor Mark Mone talks with (from left) Emmanuel Ngui, an associate professor in the Zilber School of Public Health; Jim Hill, associate vice chancellor of student life; Joan Blakey, department chair and associate professor of social work; and Laurie Marks, executive director of the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership and Research. The group was discussing the troubles in Milwaukee's 53206 ZIP code. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
David Pate (right), associate professor of social work, hosts the day’s final On the Table discussion. The group discussed fines, fees, and debts of low-income people. (UWM photo/Elora Hennessey)
Fifteen events, more than 350 attendees and countless conversations about moving Milwaukee forward filled UW-Milwaukee meeting rooms, dining tables and lecture halls from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The events comprised UWM’s major commitment to the citywide “On the Table” forum, convened by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The change-making community foundation invited UWM to participate as a “super host” of On the Table, which they hope will inspire a fresh set of ideas and partnerships to address challenges and opportunities shaping the city.
“The power and value of conversation should always be in the first step in authentic relationship building,” said Joan Prince, vice chancellor for global inclusion and engagement and UWM’s On the Table coordinator. “The opportunity to discover similarities and to cross divides in thinking permeated our conversation venues. New partnerships were formed, and existing partnerships were confirmed.”