SHE Leads Road Rally
June 19, 2020 - June 20, 2020
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.
The connection between these two cities 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.
Two Ways to Participate
BE A DRIVER: Drive your own car, SUV, minivan or RV. Drivers will register in advance and pay a fee per car and per passenger. The fee 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.
BE A PASSENGER: 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.
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. The history of DUCoM 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.
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. A group of Scranton women is hosting a Women 100 Proud Partner event – Women’s Whistle Stop Scranton – from 11am-3pm. During that celebration, they will welcome the SHE Leads Road Rally and provide boxed lunches for all drivers and passengers. 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 IWHL Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections.