Bakersfield

First Lady Jill Biden set for return to Bakersfield for Cesar Chavez celebration

First Lady Jill Biden is making a return trek to Villa La Paz, the headquarters of the United Farm Workers, to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day next week.

Biden’s visit to the Golden Empire is the final stop in a three-city cross-country swing, her office announced on Tuesday.

The First Lady is set to arrive at Bakersfield’s Meadows Field Airport at 8 a.m. next Friday morning and head to the Keene-based UFW headquarters for a naturalization ceremony presided by the head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ur Mendoza Jaddou.

It’s the second-straight year Biden has headed to Kern County for Cesar Chavez Day, a California state holiday celebrating the life of the co-founder of UFW and leading figure in the mid-century farmworker labor movement.

Her last trip caught considerable national attention for flubbing the UFW slogan “¡Si Se Puede!”

Les Hubbard is a contributing reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun.