Kansas Citians acknowledge International Women’s Day

Megan Peters delivered handwritten letters to the Kansas offices of her U.S. senators about funding an international affairs budget that could support an educational program for African girls.

Casey and Sloan Simmons, the owners of a Brookside boutique, used a Facebook Live broadcast to share the history of International Women’s Day and encourage Kansas Citians to support female-owned businesses.

And across the country, women stayed home from work, zipped up their wallets, wore red and joined rallies across the country to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as part of International Women’s Day events held across the globe.

The “Day Without a Woman” protest was put together by the organizers of the women’s marches held coast to coast the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Although reports of massive walk-outs did not appear to materialize in Kansas City, some who took off work said the day was more about promoting women’s issues than making a political statement.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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