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Second Women's March Takes Place This Weekend In Wichita

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Nadya Faulx
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Organizer Adriane Dahl leads marchers during last year's Women's March in Wichita.

This week is the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington, which brought thousands of demonstrators to the capital and inspired dozens of similar events in cities around the world—including Wichita.

The theme this year is "March to the Polls," with a focus on voter registration and voter turnout. Organizers of the march in Wichita point out 125 seats in the Kansas House, and 40 seats in the Senate are up for election this fall.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with a rally at City Hall, with several activists and advocates slated to speak – including Karen Countryman-Roswurm of the Center for Combating Human Trafficking, and former city council member Lavonta Williams.

Organizers say the event will be inclusive and positive, with anyone who supports women’s rights encouraged to participate.

An estimated 3,000 people came out for last year’s march.

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