Introducing GirlTrek's First National College Chapter

Pilot Project

Launching the first national college chapter of GirlTrek as a pilot at Rutgers University. Organizing regular walks of black female students and faculty. Bringing graduate students, who are often isolated, into the walking community. Organizing anti-racist trainings for all faculty and students of Rutgers through special GirlTrek led walks.


GirlTrek, Takeya Meggett (Special Impact Coach; predecessor: Onika Jervis) • Chasity Davis and Debe Davis (GirlTrek New Jersey) • Douglass Residential College—Corina Hernandez • DICE—Joan Collier with AIR Collaborative (Anette Freytag and Julia M. Ritter)


Douglass Residential College • Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) • Institute of the Study of Global Racial Justice (ISGRJ) • Rutgers Honors Program

Desired Impact: Empowering Black women at Rutgers and within the local community. Enhancing the health of Black women and girls. Beginning research collaborations with GirlTrek for the "Black Bodies-Black Health" initiative from the Institute for Global Racial Justice, based in Rutgers. Joining existing anti-racist training walks organized by GirlTrek.

Photography: John Evans, Anette Freytag

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