Culturally appropriate active wear co-design project hosts fashion show

LaVoiN-2010aThulC-2015aTucker Center affiliated scholar Dr. Chelsey Thul and co-investigator Tucker Center associate director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, both faculty in the School of Kinesiology, today announced a fashion show featuring culturally appropriate active wear designed in collaboration with researchers in the College of Design and 25 East-African middle school girls from the Cedar-Riverside community, who will model the sport clothing.

The project represents a unique, interdisciplinary community-University team, including Dr. Elizabeth Bye, professor and department head of the Apparel Design Program, Fatimah Hussein, participants in Girls’ Initiative in Recreation and Leisurely Sports (G.I.R.L.S.) (a female-only culturally appropriate physical activity program), coaches Jennifer Weber and Muna Mohamed, community partners and the Tucker Center. Full information about the project is available at The event takes place in Rapson Courtyard, at the School of Design’s Ralph Rapson Hall (89 Church St SE, Minneapolis) on the U of M’s Twin Cities campus on Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. A press release is available.

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