SHE Leads Road Rally
June 19 - June 20
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 lead an overnight round trip from Philadelphia to Seneca Falls, NY, site of the first Women’s Rights Convention. Drive or ride the bus.
Join this spectacular road rally to participate in an unforgettable celebration of women’s voting rights and other advancements over the past 100 years.
Friday, June 19
Led by women driving race cars, a rally of cars and buses will depart at 8am from the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM) campus in East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. From East Falls, the rally will head north to Seneca Falls, NY for commemorative gatherings at key women’s rights sites and a group dinner. Participants will stay overnight at reserved hotels in and near Seneca Falls.
Saturday, June 20
The rally will return to Philadelphia the next day, after a mid-day stop in Scranton for a Women 100 Proud Partner event – Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton – from 11am-3pm. View listing for Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton.
A family-friendly finish line reception will be held on the DUCoM campus. Rally participants and other reception attendees will be offered free tours of the Institute of Women’s Health and Leadership’s (IWHL) Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections.
How to Participate
Ride round-trip in a comfortable chartered bus. Guests will register in advance and pay a fee that includes a box lunch and dinner on Friday, overnight hotel accommodations, a grab-n-go breakfast and a boxed lunch on Saturday, a race t-shirt, goodie bag and finish line reception.
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 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’s (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.