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Michelle Obama to speak Thursday in Orlando

Obama speaking at architect conference

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Former first lady and lawyer Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Obama will speak at the American Institutes of Architects conference.

The Obamas recently founded the Obama Foundation, based on the South Side of Chicago.

Seven years ago, as first lady, Michelle Obama launched the “Let’s Move” campaign to promote healthy families and fight childhood obesity.

Obama launched Let Girls Learn in 2015, a program to help young women get better access to education.

She also recently praised a program used in Central Florida schools, College Signing Day, that celebrates academic achievements.

Obama worked as a lawyer at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where she met future President Barack Obama. Before becoming first lady, Michelle Obama was the associate dean of student services at the University of Chicago.

Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988.

News 6 plans to cover Obama's speech at the AIA conference. Check back for updates.


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