SHE Leads Road Rally
October 16 - October 17
Road trip from America’s Birthplace to the Birthplace of Women’s Rights!
Getting there is more than half the fun as women driving race cars make an overnight round trip from Philadelphia to Seneca Falls, NY, site of the first Women’s Rights Convention.
Follow along from home as this spectacular road rally celebrates women’s voting rights and other advancements over the past 100 years.
Led by women driving race cars, the rally will depart from the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM) campus in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia and head north to Seneca Falls, NY for commemorative gatherings at key women’s rights sites.
The rally will return to Philadelphia the next day, arriving at a celebratory finish line on the DUCoM campus. The return celebration will include tours of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership’s (IWHL) Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections.
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 people of different genders and races committed to equality for all Americans.
The history of Drexel University College of Medicine includes the world’s first medical school for women. DCUoM 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.
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.