Jill Biden to L.A. college grads: ‘Never forget where you came from’

On Tuesday evening, First Lady Jill Biden posed a question to the latest graduates of Los Angeles City College a question: Where are you from?

“What we really mean is, what’s your story? Tell me about the journey that brought you to this moment,” Biden said, addressing students from the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 in a keynote address speech at the Greek Theatre.

Biden, dressed in doctoral regalia, spoke for about 15 minutes at the commencement ceremony for L.A. City College students and alumni.

In many ways, the students who make up the college’s population are nontraditional; they are often older, working class and parents. One graduate, in collecting her diploma, carried her child in one arm and raised her diploma holder above her head in the other.

The college has…



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