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 z.umn.edu/girlsresearch. Also read Thul’s Vision 2020 blog post.
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