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First lady Jill Biden visits Kansas City, Kansas

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 15:21:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — First lady Jill Biden visited an early childhood education program in Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday as part of a national tour focused on hearing the concerns of Hispanic Americans.

Biden talked with Hispanic community leaders and others at El Centro Academy, a dual-language early childhood education program, according to a news release from her office.

They included Huascar Medina, the first Latino poet laureate of Kansas, Elizabeth Ramirez, CEO of Casa Sonada KC, a real estate firm which help Latinos buy homes, Olivia Caudillo, a junior at the University of Kansas studying aerospace engineering, and Pedro Zamora, executive director of the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation.

Each shared their personal stories with Biden, detailing their development in Kansas City and hopes for the future.

Biden was joined by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas and U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Garcias Guzman for a "charla" about the Hispanic community's challenges and concerns. Charla is Spanish for chat.

The visit is a part of a series of listening sessions Biden has held across the country during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

After visiting Kansas, she was scheduled to visit the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago on Tuesday evening.