The first Think Forum speaker this semester is T. Morgan Dixon, cofounder & CEO of GirlTrek. Dixon’s talk will center on the intersection of race and gender, entrepreneurship, public health, and how GirlTrek has brought communities together before and during the pandemic.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5 p.m.Presented by University Events in partnership with the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.
About T. Morgan Dixon
T. Morgan Dixon co-leads GirlTrek, the largest public health movement for Black women in America. GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families and communities. The organization knits local advocacy together to lead a civil rights-inspired health movement to eliminate barriers to physical activity, improve access to safe places, protect and reclaim green spaces, and improve the walkability and built environments of 50 high-need communities across the United States.
Dixon has been featured in the New York Times and CNN. She was named a “health hero” by Essence Magazine and appeared on the cover of Outside Magazine’s “Icons” edition. With over 1 million views and counting, Dixon’s 2017 TED Talk with GirlTrek coleader Vanessa Garrison earned a standing ovation and The Audacious Prize.
Prior to GirlTrek, Dixon was on the front lines of education reform. She served as director of leadership development for one of the largest charter school networks in the country, Achievement First, and directed the startup of six public schools in New York City for St. Hope and the Urban Assembly, two organizations funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has served as a trustee for boards of The National Outdoor Leadership School, Teach for Haiti and The Underground Railroad Historic Byway, a $50 million tourism and preservation project in Maryland.
Given the current limitations on mass gatherings, guests are invited to join the program remotely. Think Forum events are free & open to all. Registration is required to receive the streaming link. Click here to register for the March 30 virtual Think Forum event.