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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017 photo, participants rally at the Women March in Seneca Falls.

A state Senate candidate and former Syracuse mayoral hopeful are among those scheduled to speak at the upcoming women's march in Seneca Falls. 

The per-Sisters for Women's Equality rally will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. The event will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the first women's marches that were held around the world in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's inauguration. 

More than 10,000 people attended last year's march in Seneca Falls. 

The conveners for the 2018 event include Sally Roesch Wagner, executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue, Haudenosaunee Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne and Brandi Taylor, a singer and student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. 

The speaking lineup will include Karen King, Tammy Mills, Rev. Leah Ntuala, Nadia Sharam, Arlette Miller Smith and Yvonne Taylor.

Two other speakers are current or former political candidates. Shauna O'Toole is vying for the Democratic nomination in the 54th Senate District. Rounding out the list of scheduled speakers is Juanita Perez Williams, the Democratic nominee for Syracuse mayor in 2016. 

Several regional organizations are partnering to help hold the rally, including Auburn Public Theater and the National Women's Hall of Fame. 

The rally will focus on a range of issues, including environmental justice, equal pay and ending racism and sexism. 

 
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