Friday, November 11, 2016

[192] Tribute to Native Americans ‘afoot’ at MTSU Nov. 15 on ‘Rock Your Mocs Day’

MURFREESBORO — Native Americans will be in the spotlight at MTSU as students and others don some comfortable footwear.

MTSU’s Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs will sponsor “Rock Your Mocs Day” Tuesday, Nov. 15, as a way 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 globally.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to wear moccasins and to post a photo on social media using the hashtag #RYM2016 or #RockYourMocs at The person who is deemed to be wearing the most unique moccasins will win a prize from IDA.

The national “Rock Your Docs” Facebook page,, suggests participants can tell the stories behind their moccasins, 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

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