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Video from SHE Leads Road Rally
Friday, January 15 - Thursday, September 30
Women driving change is theme of inspiring video
A motorcade led by woman race car drivers made a historic round-trip from American’s Birthplace – Philadelphia, PA – to the Birthplace of Women’s Rights – Seneca Falls, NY. On October 16-17, Vision 2020 leaders and volunteers retraced the journey of suffragists as they traveled from Philadelphia to the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848.
View a photo gallery of the road rally.
Vision 2020 thanks SHE Leads Road Rally sponsors Drexel University College of Medicine, Holman Enterprises and Sheetz, and chief SLRR volunteer organizer Maureen McVail.
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.