- Alayna Treene
- Apr 21
Obama picks Chicago for his first post-WH event
Evan Vucci / AP
Former President Obama is returning to his hometown Monday where he'll deliver a speech to young leaders at the University of Chicago. The conversation will focus on civic engagement and community organizing. Hundreds of people from Chicago-area universities are expected to attend, and about six students and recent graduates will appear on stage with him for the 11 a.m. panel, said Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis.
Why this matters: The televised speech will be Obama's first public event since leaving office in January, and comes just a few days before Trump will mark his 100th day in office on April 29.