Obama To Speak At University of Chicago

Obama To Speak At University of Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Former US president Barack Obama Barack Obama has scheduled his first public event since leaving office.

He will travel to Chicago on Monday for a gathering with young people.

The event is described as a “conversation on civic engagement” with “young leaders,” according to Kevin Lewis, an Obama spokesman.

His office said the event was part of the former president’s “post-presidency goal”, as he had pledged to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world”.

Rhe release from the former president’s office stated.

“This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world.”

Tickets to the speaking engagement were handed out to hundreds of people selected from area universities — such as Northwestern, Chicago State and Loyola — as well as groups dealing with minority issues, the Chicago Tribune’s Clout Street reports.

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Obama University of Chicago President Barack Obama delivers his Farewell Address at McCormick Place, Jan. 10, 2017. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Mr Obama has pledged to stay silent on political issues and the current administration unless he feels compelled to get involved because of the severity of the situation.

Earlier this week, Mr Obama attended the funeral of former US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, which was held in Pittsburgh.

The former president will stay in Chicago for several days after the event, according to the Tribune.

Obama’s first international appearance since leaving the White House will be in Milan, where he will speak May 9 at the Global Food Innovation Summit, reports the Times.

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  1. Happy to get to hear him speak. So many have missed a President with Class and dignity! Hope Trump listens and learns something about human decency. President Obama wasn’t perfect but no one President is. President Obama was the best at working as hard as he could to help all American’s when the economy was on the brink of collapse. Trump at least took over with a much better economy. Sad we have a President who cant ever see the good in everyday working Americans. I don’t want to live in fear and would like to know our President is keeping us safe, at the same time a President who you can put stock in his words. So far his words really meant nothing! The regulations he just rolled back was put in place because of Greed on the part of a few that brought America down.

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