Your guide to the SoCal Women's Marches

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21:  Participants seen during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Women's Marches are being held in cities around the world. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Participants seen during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Women's Marches are being held in cities around the world. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles is preparing for the second annual Women’s March Saturday. The massive event gathered hundreds of thousands of people in downtown L.A. for the first time in 2017 one day after President Donald Trump was sworn in to office.

In the months following, online movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp shift the national conversation around sexual harassment and sexual violence, though march organizers have dubbed this year’s rally as a referendum to get people to the polls in November midterm election.

Who is participating?

Women’s March L.A. is the central organizer, but they’re partnering with dozens of social and activist groups and labor unions.

L.A.'s event is expected to be well attended by celebrities, including actors Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Bennet. Singers Melissa Etheridge and Idina Menzel will perform.

Where will the rallies be?

Major cities around the country will hold marches and rallies over the weekend.

How do I get around the city?

Los Angeles Police expect Downtown L.A. to be congested. Roads from Cesar Chavez Avenue to the North, Alameda Street to the East, Olympic Boulevard to the South, and Figueroa Street to the West will be closed starting at 6 a.m. and continuing for 12 hours.

To accommodate increased traffic, Metro Rail lines will run trains more frequently than on a typical Saturday. MetroLink will also have special schedules from Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Ventura County. Transportation officials recommend buying fares in advance to avoid crowding at the platform on Saturday morning.