UWM’s ‘On the Table’ discusses Milwaukee’s problems, opportunities

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.”