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President Obama Speaks At My Brother's Keeper Summit At The White House

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Former President Barack Obama is taking a break from vacationing and writing his memoir.   He spoke yesterday to students at the University of Chicago —  this is his first public event since leaving the White House.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Obama and young leaders  held a conversation on civic engagement and discuss community organizing at the university’s Logan Center for the Arts.

President Obama Speaks At My Brother's Keeper Summit At The White House

Source: Mark Wilson / Getty


“The event was 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,” his office said in a statement on Friday.

The Chicago town hall comes just days before Trump’s 100th day in office,   But Obama had no plans on commenting and did not comment on #45 during this event.

“It’s not in anyone’s interest … for [Obama] to become the face of the resistance or narrate the Trump presidency,” a source told The Hill earlier this month. “He’s acutely aware that when he speaks, he sucks up all the oxygen, and that suppresses the next generation of leaders from rising.”

Former President Obama Speaks On Civic Engagement At The University Of Chicago

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