Barack Obama To Deliver First Speech As Ex-President In Chicago
After traveling the world and enjoying a long overdue break/vacation/baecation with his wife Michelle, former president Barack Obama is coming home.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Obama will visit The University on Chicago to deliver his first speech since leaving office. He will speak with a group of six students on stage in front of an audience of high school students, college students, and recent graduates from the Chicago area. Obama and the students will discuss the future of civic engagement and community organizing.
“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,” an advisory said.
General admission tickets are already sold out, as most were provided to local colleges and universities and are to be dispersed. Hundreds of people are expected to be in attendance at UChicago’s Logan Center for the Arts building on Monday. For those who are not able to get tickets, the event will also be televised.
“During his tenure as president, he had town halls at universities, sit-downs with young people at the White House, and even countries around the world,” said Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president. “This is something meaningful to him and he wants to continue those conversations.”