30 Nov 2020

A Thanksgiving feast in Indiana

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 30 November 2020
Thanksgiving at Leo and Jan's.

Thanksgiving at Leo and Jan's. Photo: Leo McWilliams

We're off to South Bend, Indiana to meet the couple who in non-Covid times host a Thanksgiving dinner for around 60 guests, many of them black students from a predominantly white University. For over a decade paediatrician, Jan Sanders and her husband Leo McWilliams who is an assistant dean of engineering at the University of Notre Dame have hosted students who might not be able to travel home to observe Thanksgiving - and they also welcome other people who would otherwise be alone including international students. This year has been a little more muted than previous pre-pandemic gatherings, but Leo and Jan can talk us through their Thanksgiving food and traditions.