Sunflower Community Action

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A Wichita activist group is asking city officials to remove a Confederate flag from a display at Veterans Memorial Park.

The flag has been on display at the memorial in downtown Wichita since 1976, as part of a display of 13 historic flags that flew for the U.S. in war times.

The Confederate flag has become a flashpoint since the deaths of nine black people last week in a South Carolina church by a white man in a shooting police say was racially motivated.

Sean Sandefur

On Sept. 4, KMUW aired a story about policing in Sedgwick County. We took a look at military equipment acquired through the federal government's 1033 program, including a newly acquired armored vehicle. The following story also focuses on policing in Wichita. 

Immigration reform supporters, unions and social justice groups are joining forces to march for workers' rights this Labor Day weekend.

The event marks the first time these organizations will participate in Saturday’s unity parade that kicks off the 45th annual Wichita Black Art’s Festival.

Sulma Arias is the executive director of Sunflower Community Action in Wichita, a grass-roots social justice organization.

Vigil To Focus On US Deportation Policies

Jul 26, 2013

Opponents of U.S. policies on deportation are holding a vigil Friday afternoon in Wichita for nine people who were detained in Arizona after demanding re-entry from Mexico on humanitarian grounds.

Among those taking part are relatives of 37-year-old Claudia Amaro, one of the detained. 

Courtesy / Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club

Two local groups are partnering in an attempt to reduce Wichita’s energy use and save homeowners money.