Obamas Host Leadership Summit In Chicago


(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has delivered opening remarks at a Chicago leadership summit hosted by his foundation for hundreds of civic leaders and artists from around the world.

Obama calls the two-day event starting Tuesday a “collective conversation” to exchange ideas with young people and help spark change.

He says a goal is to address civic culture, not create a political movement. Obama didn’t discuss politics aside from saying, “What’s wrong with our politics is a reflection of something wrong in our civic culture.”

Other summit guests include Prince Harry. He and former first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday visited a Chicago high school near the site of Barack Obama’s lanned presidential center.

Prince Harry and @michelleobama made a surprise visit to students at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/dMAuIzSYsZ

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 31, 2017

They spoke about the importance of young people staying inspired and the power of students using their voices to change the world. pic.twitter.com/Ah1unCjBn2

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 31, 2017

The Obama Foundation is raising funds for the presidential center. Construction is …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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