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SHE Leads Road Rally

October 16 - October 17

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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.

A motorcade led by women race car drivers will make a historic round-trip from Philadelphia, PA to Seneca Falls, NY on October 16 and 17. Vision 2020 leaders and volunteers will retrace the journey of Lucretia Mott and her suffragist compatriots as they traveled from Philadelphia to the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848.
Vision 2020 will commemorate the road rally through a short film, which will be used to amplify the message of women driving change and driving the vote as the 2020 general election approaches.
For more information or to get involved, contact Elowyn Corby, Vision 2020 program manager, at
Vision 2020 thanks SHE Leads Road Rally sponsors Drexel University College of Medicine, Holman Automotive and Sheetz.

Historic Connections

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.

Shape the future through shared leadership among women and men
Honor the suffragists who won American women’s right to vote
Enrich the opportunities of new generations of Americans through gender equality


October 16
October 17
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Women 100

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