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SHE Leads Road Rally
October 16 - October 17
Road trip from America’s Birthplace to the Birthplace of Women’s Rights!
Women driving race cars retrace the journey of suffragist Lucretia Mott to Seneca Falls, NY, site of the first Women’s Rights Convention.
The connection between Philadelphia and Seneca Falls began in 1848. Lucretia Mott, a key organizer of the Women’s Rights Convention, made the journey from Philadelphia to Seneca Falls with her husband, James, the Convention’s chair. The Convention brought together 250 people committed to equality for all Americans, including the well-known African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
The history of Drexel University College of Medicine includes the world’s first medical school for women. DUCOM has preserved that history through its Institute of Women’s Health and Leadership (IWHL), which is located on the East Falls campus. That campus also is home to Vision 2020, a national coalition for women’s equality.
The acronym in the road rally’s name connects it to the original goals of Vision 2020: Honor the Past, Enrich the Present, Shape the Future.