Join us for a 2.32 mile round trip tour on the Centennial Greenway 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 on the Washington University campus. We’ll follow the greenway across the campus, through the historic, tree-lined Parkview neighborhood to Delmar Loop / Ackert Walkway. The terrain is flat.
About the Facilitators
- 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, the public agency that is building a network of greenways to connect the region. Sheryll is an avid walker, public transit user and bicycle & pedestrian advocate. She promotes the benefits and raises awareness of the greenways at businesses, health fairs, expos, schools and festivals.
She will lead the walk on the Centennial Greenway through campus to a nearby retail and residential community. Participants will experience how the greenway connects the communities and neighborhoods, provides transportation choices, promotes good health and improves economic vitality.