Join a Table

The following events are open to the public for individual participation in On the Table MKE. Registration is required to attend. Specific details are determined by the hosts and host organizations.


Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts welcomes you to an On the Table MKE Super Chat breakfast with more than 20 tables, each featuring a different topic, all happening in one space. Participation is free. Join a table with a topic near and dear to your heart, or select one that is unfamiliar and add new perspective to a community issue. One table choice per registrant.

When: 7:30-11:30 a.m., Oct. 9

Where: Hilton Milwaukee City Center - Crystal Ballroom, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Center for Independence

MCFI will host a free breakfast to explore fostering employment in the surrounding neighborhood.

When: 7:30-9 a.m., Oct. 9

Where: MCFI Knowledge Exchange, 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Area Technical College

Those with an MATC connection are invited to continental breakfast to discuss new solutions and process improvements that can help students achieve their dreams and the entire community thrive. Open to MATC students, faculty, staff, alumni, education partners and business partners.

When: 7:30-9 a.m., Oct. 9

Where: Milwaukee Area Technical College, 1015 N. 6th St., Room M605, Milwaukee

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BizStarts & Diverse Dining

BizStarts is hosting an On the Table MKE discussion lead by Emerald Mills, founder of Diverse Dining. The topic will be vulnerability and having the courage to share your story. Attendance is free; breakfast can be purchased.

When: 8-10 a.m., Oct. 9

Where: On the Bayou, 2053 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee

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Next Door

Next Door is hosting On the Table MKE conversations over both breakfast and lunch as an opportunity to share perspectives and ideas while learning about the importance of early childhood education – and how it can have a long-term impact on poverty – as well as other initiatives that are making a difference.

When: Breakfast, 8-10 a.m.; Lunch, noon-2 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: Next Door, 2545 N. 29th St., Milwaukee

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Community members are invited to join UWM faculty, staff, students and alumni for coffee, donuts and conversation across a range of topics.

When: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Oct. 9

Where: UWM Union, Wisconsin Ballroom, 2200 Kenwood Ave., Milwaukee

Details and Registration: Email RSVP to Joan Prince at Community members should indicate their “guest” status in RSVP.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin invites you to participate in a round table conversation around racial and social injustice. Breakfast will be served.

When: 9-10:30 a.m., Oct. 9

Where: YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, 1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee

Registration: Register by emailing Jamaal Smith,

United Methodist Children’s Services

Join United Methodist Children’s Services and members of the Washington Park neighborhood for On the Table MKE to discuss the future of Milwaukee and Washington Park – what works well, what needs to change, and how we can get there together. Topics will include access to affordable housing, improving early childhood education and cultivating community resources such as access to health care, employment, healthy food and education.

When: 9-10:30 a.m., Oct. 9

Where: United Methodist Children’s Services, 3910 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee

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Brinn Labs

The book Maker City provides ideas and ways cities can embrace the Maker Movement. How can we apply some of the learnings from Maker City in Milwaukee? Join the conversation.

When: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: Brinn Labs, 433 E. Stewart St., Milwaukee

Registration:  Space is limited. RSVP only. Contact Carrie Wettstein to join this table

YNPN Greater Milwaukee Chapter

Join YNPN Greater Milwaukee Chapter as they welcome Ashlie Benson & Kyle Hagge, graduate students and Trinity Fellows from Marquette University, who will present their recent findings from a local survey of nonprofits regarding advocacy, lobbying and voter registration efforts. Guests will then be invited to participate in an engaging discussion about recommendations and solutions for increasing nonprofit involvement in nonpartisan voter registration, advocacy, and lobbying.

When:11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: The Burke Foundation, 320 E. Buffalo St., Suite 600, Milwaukee

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Mequon-Thiensville School District and Gathering on the Green

The Mequon-Thiensville School District and Gathering on the Green are setting a table together for any and all guests interested in individual and collective discussion about improving the quality of life in greater Milwaukee, and specifically, Mequon-Thiensville.

When: 3 - 4:30 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: The Watermark at Shully's, 146 Green Bay Road, Thiensville

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Aurora Health Care and One MKE

Aurora Health Care and One MKE invite you to their On the Table MKE gathering for an evening dedicated to elevating and celebrating local neighborhoods. Each table will have a different, neighborhood-themed focus.

When: 5:30 - 8 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: Aurora Conference Center, 2920 W. Dakota St., Milwaukee

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Washington Park Urban Ecology Center

This interactive meeting will feature concepts of the new restoration plan, seek public input, and discuss potential funding options for a new Urban Ecology Center facility in Washington Park.

When: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p..m., Oct. 9

Where: Washington Park Urban Ecology Center, 1859 N. 40th St, Milwaukee, 53208

Details and Registration: Contact Terry Evans to R.S.V.P. or414.344.5462.


NEWaukee’s On the Table MKE community dinner tables will be set for any and all guests interested in individual and collective discussion about improving the quality of life in our community. Each table will have a special guest serving as host.

When: 6-8 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee

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Ex Fabula

Guests and members attending Ex Fabula’s Oct. 9 StorySlam have a bonus opportunity to join a community conversation pre-event as part of On the Table MKE. Tables will discuss leveraging stories for greater community impact. On the Table MKE is free. However, it does not include admission to the “Misunderstood” StorySlam.

When: 6:15-7:15 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee (21+ venue)

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Marquette University Trinity Fellows and Burke Scholars programs

Inspired by the book The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, On the Table MKE participants will discuss how government policy at all levels – real estate, lending, education, and more – has contributed to the segregation of the Milwaukee community, and identify action steps we can take individually and collectively to address our history of segregation.

When: 6:15-7:30 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

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Oconomowoc Area Foundation

Members of the Oconomowoc area community are invited to an evening of discussion to learn from one another and work together so our greater community and everyone in it reaches their full potential.

When: 6:15-8:30 p.m., Oct. 9

Where: Oconomowoc Community Center, 220 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc

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