January 19, 2018- Northern Kentucky University continues its Six@Six community lecture series with Associate Professor of Political Science Kimberly Weir on Wednesday, January 24. “Unwrapping the Peanut Butter Cup” is the third installment in the six-part series.

It would be hard to imagine a candy rack without a stack of peanut butter cups. Like much of our food, we take its abundance for granted. But we also take its sourcing for granted. Like other processed foods, the peanut butter cup has consequences for people’s health but also for the planet. Find out the politics behind food choices by unwrapping this ubiquitous treat.

“When you are shopping at a grocery store, you don’t think about how your food got here or the politics behind it,” said Mark Neikirk, director of NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. “This talk will be eye opening, as there is a greater story behind something as simple as a candy bar.”

Presented by NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement since 2010, Six@Six provides a series of interactive lectures that connect community members with experts to discuss topics of national and local interest. The series runs from October-April.

·       What: “Unwrapping the Peanut Butter Cup”

·       When: January 24, 2018, 6 p.m.

·       Where: Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington, Kentucky

The interactive community lectures are sponsored by NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. The cost is $6 per lecture, and students are admitted free. For tickets and more information, visit /content/inside/civicengagement/programs/six.html

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.