Native Americans will be in the spotlight at MTSU as students and others don some comfortable footwear on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
MTSU’s Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs is sponsoring “Rock Your Mocs Day” on campus to celebrate and honor indigenous cultures.
The worldwide movement originated six years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a way to unify Native American, aboriginal, First Nations, Alaskan Native and other indigenous people around the world.
Members of the campus community are being encouraged to wear moccasins and to post their photo on social media with the hashtag #RYM2016 or #RockYourMocs at www.facebook.com/mtsuidac. The person wearing the most unique moccasins will win a prize from IDA.
The national “Rock Your Mocs” Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RockYourMocs, suggests that participants tell the stories behind their moccasins or perform a dance or song while wearing them or engage in other creative activities.
For more information, contact the Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs at 615-898-5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Gina K. Logue (email@example.com)