Join us for a 4 mile round trip tour (via both transit and walking) and learn about GirlTrek’s best practices for a fun, inclusive and safe walk. This tour starts and ends at the Brown School of Social Work. We will ride one stop on the Skinker metrolink to St Vincent Greenway, then walk approximately one mile before turning around. The terrain is flat.
About the Faclitators
- Deidre Brown has a passion for helping people be their best both academically and physically. She is a 2016 American Walks Walking College Fellow, a Trailnet Walk/Bike Ambassador, and has been a GirlTrek organizer since 2012. Deidre promotes living an active lifestyle and acts as an advocate for making communities more livable and accessible for all.
Additionally she is a founding member and President of the Riverview Gardens School District’s Foundation. She is an alumna and founding member and Treasurer of the Riverview Gardens High School Alumni Association. She holds several degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science, a Graduate Certificate and Master of Science in System Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. Deidre has been employed with Boeing for 20 years.
- Faye Paige Edwards is a community activist who has many roles. She is the Marketing Manager for AfricanAncestry.com, whose mission is to change the way African Americans seem themselves and Africa. She has been a Walking College Fellow and is now a mentor for America Walks. She also holds an BA, MA, MBA, Community Health Worker certification and NCBH Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor certification.
She has been an Organizer for GirlTrek — now the largest behavioral health movement for African American women in the country — since 2012 and is now on the GirlTrek National Advisory Council. She continues to grow the St Louis Metro GirlTrek Tteam, now more than 2,000 women committed to a daily 30 minute walk as radical act of self-care.
- Sheryll Williams is Outreach Coordinator at Great Rivers Greenway. Great Rivers Greenway is developing a dynamic network of greenways that connect us to our rivers, parks and communities, and strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of the St. Louis region. Sheryll empowers people to explore how they can incorporate the greenways to ‘live life outside’ and enjoy nature.
She will lead the walk on St. Vincent Greenway from campus via Metrolink to a neighborhood that has been transformed by the greenway. Participants will observe how the greenway meets varied transportation needs and connects people to nature.