By Tim Kowols
A community conversation at a northern Door County church will grow to six weekly conversations about income inequality in Egg Harbor. According to an Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Study by the United Way of Door County, 33 percent of the area’s population are either at or below the ALICE line, which are households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living. Jim Black saw similar things as an attorney in Rockford, Ill., and hopes the workshop generates a dialogue about income inequality similar to those he helped lead at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim.
The workshop, entitled “Understanding Income Inequality,” costs $15 total to attend, and will take place at Bertschinger Center in Egg Harbor from 7 to 9 p.m.