Fashion show displayed culturally appropriate active wear


The Tucker Center’s affiliated scholar Dr. Chelsey Thul and associate director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, both faculty in the School of Kinesiology, hosted a fashion show June 10 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 modeled 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 Also read Thul’s Vision 2020 blog post.

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