The Newport Council for International Visitors and the World Affairs Council of RI are co-sponsoring a multicultural holiday themed celebration which includes a discussion by Dr. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Ph.D.. a distinguished anthropologist and beekeeper and Beekeeping Educator among other things. She will meaningfully discuss the diminishing population of bees and its impact on agriculture and the global economy - Emerging Global Issues Affecting HoneyBee Populations. She and husband Dr. Richard Lobban, will share a sampling of their regional honeys collected during their travels around the globe.
Genie's will prepare and serve a Middle Eastern buffet dinner, featuring honey as the seasoning in some main dishes followed by tasty baklava. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are included or BYOB, if preferring a beverage to pair with honey. The event is being Newport Council for International Visitors and the World Affairs Council of RI are non-profit 501 (3) member organizations who seek to promote and create opportunities for multicultural exchanges of ideas, education, communication "one handshake at a time".
Although the topic is deadly serious the evening promises to be delicious and a light-hearted holiday themed celebration of the globe's longest surviving food produced by the globe's most essential insect, which is under threat.
Deadline for reservations is 12/10/2019 and can be made by going to https://www.wacri.org/