Learning Tables

The Upper Harbor Community Engagement Learning Table is a space to advance development that strengthens the social fabric of the existing North Minneapolis community, bring greater wealth and local ownership into the community, and foster stronger relationships between North Minneapolis and the Mississippi River.

The Learning Table provides the “learning water”; a place to ask critical questions and develop the “learning glue”; a place to develop relationships, create partnerships, and make commitments to explore ideas for incorporation in the development for the initiative. Each Learning Table theme is directly related to development topics with a goal to:

  • Learn together
  • Create a shared approach
  • Coordinate efforts

Learning Tables are convened by Pillsbury United Communities and Environmental Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC) in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and with support from the McKnight Foundation.

Event dates and topics

Learning Table events are held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learning Table event information is also available on the PPP-EJCC Facebook page and Eventbrite for event registration.

For questions about the event contact DeVon Nolen at Devonn@pillsburyunited.org

2020 Event Dates

  • January 15th @ Glover Sudduth Center (Urban League) 2100 Plymouth Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55411
    • Community Ownership at Upper Harbor
  • February 19th @ Glover Sudduth Center (Urban League) 2100 Plymouth Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55411
    • Topic: Community Benefits
  • POSTPONED - March 18th @ Glover Sudduth Center (Urban League) 2100 Plymouth Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55411
    • Topic: Community Benefits Operationalized
  • POSTPONED - April 15th @ Glover Sudduth Center (Urban League) 2100 Plymouth Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • September 3rd - ONLINE EVENT 
  • October 22nd 5:30-7:30pm ONLINE EVENT via Zoom
  • December 16th 4:30-6:30pm ONLINE EVENT via Zoom

2019 Event Dates

  • July 17th @ Pillsbury United Communities Oak Park Center
    • Housing Options and Affordable Housing at Upper Harbor
  • August 21st @ NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1256 Penn Ave N, 5th floor
    • Housing: A Deeper Dive
  • September 18th @ NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1256 Penn Ave N. 5th floor
    • Entertainment Venue & Community Ownership
  • October 23rd (rescheduled from October 16th) @ NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1256 Penn Ave N. 5th floor
    • Public infrastructure/public realm and parks
  • November 20th @ NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1256 Penn Ave N, 5th floor
    • Workforce, Business and the Community Hub
  • December 18th @ NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1256 Penn Ave N, 5th floor
    • Design Charette around Land Use and Community Benefits