Obama to Speak on Civic Engagement at University of Chicago

Former President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address to the nation from Chicago’s McCormick Place on Jan. 10, 2017.Former President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address to the nation from Chicago’s McCormick Place on Jan. 10, 2017.

Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday morning at the University of Chicago about community organizing and civic engagement, according to a news release from Obama’s press office.

Tickets are invitation-only, according to the release, but the event will be televised.

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

“Young adults from schools in the Chicago area have been invited to attend the event,” the notice reads.

Obama is scheduled to remain in the city for several days following the event, according to reporting from the Chicago Tribune.

According to school records, Obama began a law and government fellowship at the University of Chicago in 1991 before becoming a lecturer, teaching constitutional law and a course on current issues in racism and the law between 1992 and ‘96. He was a senior lecturer at the school from 1996 to 2004.

Obama and wife Michelle continue to own a home in Kenwood.


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