Pastor Oscar Ramos and his puppet “Dorcas” entertained the children as he called on the several Latin-American countries. Many other activities took place on Diversity Day at La Sagrada Familia Church, Goshen.



The Honorable John Lewis, congressman from Georgia, will deliver the keynote address for Conversations on Race V at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium located in Northside Hall on Saturday, November 17. He will be available for a book signing immediately after his address.

Congressman Lewis was active and an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement. He was president of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1965 when he was almost beaten to death on”Bloody Sunday,” on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama.

Congressman Lewis was elected to the Georgia legislature in 1986 and is serving his eighth term. This year he received the Kennedy Center, Profiles in Courage Life Time Achievement Award.



The Hispanic National Bar Association, national voice of over 25,000 Hispanic lawyers in the United States, issues its endorsement of President George W. Bush’s nominee, Mr. Miguel Estrada, to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Mr. Estrada would be the first Hispanic to sit in the D.C. Circuit, widely regarded as the second most important appellate court in the nation.

Mr. Estrada, who emigrated from Honduras at seventeen, is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. A member of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group and its Business Crimes and Investigations Practice Group, Estrada clerked for the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy in the U.S. Supreme Court from 1988-1989, and has argued 15 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

A 1983 magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College in New York, Estrada received a J.D. degree magna cum laude in 1986 from Harvard Law School, where he was editor of the Harvard Law Review.

President Bush nominated Mr. Estrada in May of this year. “Mr. Estrada’s distinguished and impressive career illustrates the promise and opportunity that America offers to all immigrants, especially Hispanic immigrants. It is encouraging that President Bush has started tapping in the substantial pool of Hispanic legal talent throughout the country. Mr. Estrada’s confirmation will break new ground for Hispanics in the judiciary. The time has come to move on Mr. Estrada’s nomination. I urge the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to schedule a hearing on Mr. Estrada’s nomination and the U.S. Senate to bring this highly qualified nominee to a vote.” said Rafael A. Santiago, of Hartford, Connecticut, National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association.


Conversations on Race - IUSB

MORNING SESSIONS - 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Randy Jones and Susan Taylor - Exposing the “Myth” of Racial Profiling in the Michiana Area

Louise Collins - Children’s Picture Books and Race: Beyond Stereotypes?

Greg Ballew - My Grandmother was a Cherokee Princess

Rae Sovereign - Free Speech or Hate Speech: The Rise of the Klan

Sushma Agarwal - Asians as the Model Minority

Amy Selner and Tim Harmon - Race in the Media: How Do They Cover Race in the Community?

Elizabeth Bennion - Operation Enduring Freedom?: The Media, Hollywood,

and Anti-Arab Sentiment in the United States

Kareemah El-Amin - Blonde, Blue-eyed, Black Girl

Elton Pickard - Terrorism and the American Red Cross

Cristina Rios - The Importance of Education on the Future of Latino Children

Steven Norton and Christine Pochert - International Student Issues:Gaining Perspective


AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 12:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Jim Blodgett - Ebonics: The Ongoing Controversy

De Bryant, Sherrie Wiegel and Charles Stoner - Race in Old and New Democracies

Elonda Wilder-Hamilton - Race and Religion

Brother Sage - Intercultural Marriages: Palestinian-Christian/Jewish-Unitarian

Kathy Vetter - Race and Health

Alfred Guillaume, Patti Dees, Catherine Borshuk and Kevin Ladd - Racial Profiling

For more information contact Elonda Wilder-Hamilton, Coordinator

Office of Campus Diversity at 237-6524.


Northern Mexico is the home of a large turkey industry. Recent years have seen the increase in birds known as doble pechuga - literally “double-breasted” - because of their high proportion of white meat. Both this recipe and the following one are from the state of Chihuahua, where turkey, venison and other game were the traditional mainstay of the nomadic people who once inhabited this land. The typical Mexican holiday stuffing is delicious, and a welcome change from the usual bread dressings.


* 1 double-breasted turkey, 15-17 lbs.
* 2 1/2 cups softened butter
* 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
* 1 tablespoon ground allspice
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 3/4 lb. lean ground beef
* the liver from the turkey, finely chopped
* 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
* 3 large tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
* 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
* 3/4 cups blanched almonds, finely chopped
* 3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
* 3/4 cup golden raisins
* 3/4 cup pimento-stuff olives, finely chopped
* 1 cup dry white wine
* Juice of 3 oranges
* 3 cups turkey or chicken broth


Wash the turkey and pat it dry with paper towels; mix 2 cups of the softened butter with the salt and allspice and spread the mixture evenly on the turkey, lifting the skin carefully to spread half of it under the skin.

Heat the remaining 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan, saute the ground beef and turkey liver until the beef is no longer pink, add the potatoes, tomatoes, parsley, almonds, walnuts, raisins,olives and wine.

Cover and simmer 1 hour or until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Let the mixture cool, and use it to stuff the turkey. Place the stuffed turkey in a roasting pan, pour the orange juice and broth over it and bake it in a pre-heated 400º oven for 1/2 hour.

Cover the pan with a lid or foil tent, lower the heat to 375º and continue roasting for another 4-5 hours, basting every 45 minutes with the liquid in the pan. Twenty minutes per pound is the average cooking time for a stuffed, roasted turkey; a thermometer inserted into the inner thigh muscle should register 180º-185º. Allow the turkey to rest for 1/2 hour before carving.

The liquid in the pan may be thickened with flour or cornstarch if a thicker gravy is desired. Serves 12-16.


Floyd Cochran to be here

Floyd Cochran, a former member and leader of the Aryan Nation, will be here November 20 and 21. On Nov. 20 at 7:30 PM, he will be at the YWCA, Elkhart to talk about his days as a white supremacist, how he was recruited, how kids today are recruited, and why he left the organization.

He has appeared on Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, and other talk shows. He now goes around the country speaking to groups of all ages and sizes to let them know how bad the Klan and other hate groups are. He will be here to commemorate Hate Crimes Awareness Day in Elkhart, designated as Nov. 20, the anniversary of Saeseley Richardson’s death. For more information, contact the Elkhart Human Relations Commission at 294-5471, ext 332.