Andrew Phillips – BRINGING LIGHT TO THE HIDDEN STORYLINES OF DOOR COUNTY

Event details

  • Sunday | July 18, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211
  • 920-854-7559

Join us in-person or visit our YouTube page to LIVE Stream with us at 10AM Sundays. A recording of the service will be available on our YouTube Page as well. Click here to access our YouTube page.

My message centers on the idea of creating conversations, and public discourse, about issues that Door County residents deal with every day but that people don’t tend to talk about. The issues I have in mind include child care, affordable housing, mental health, alcohol and substance dependency, and seasonal unemployment. Since I moved back to Door County as an adult, I’ve seen just about everyone I know dealing with one or more of these challenges. I think it’s really important that we open up these challenges as real topics of conversation, so that we can begin to address them as a community. That’s why I started Knock, an independent, nonprofit news organization covering Door County, last year. I’d like to focus my message on that idea of how we can start conversations and the necessity of that, and touch on several of the issues I mentioned as well.

Andrew Phillips is a longtime journalist and Door County native whose work has appeared in multiple Door County publications, as well as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Business Journal and The (Cedar Rapids, IA) Gazette. He is an alumnus of Gibraltar High School and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in philosophy and journalism from Marquette University.