Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a  news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday, April 24... (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday, April 24...
  • Inside WLOX.comMore>>

  • Obama expected at Protestant event in Berlin next month

    Obama expected at Protestant event in Berlin next month

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-11 16:12:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-11 16:12:28 GMT
    Organizers say former President Barack Obama will take part in a discussion event with Chancellor Angela Merkel at a German Protestant conference in Berlin next month as the country marks the 500th anniversary of...More >>
    Organizers say former President Barack Obama will take part in a discussion event with Chancellor Angela Merkel at a German Protestant conference in Berlin next month as the country marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.More >>

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned.

Obama's first public engagement comes as President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark in office next week.

The news release announcing the event says Obama's post-presidential goal is "to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world."

Students from schools in and around Chicago are invited to attend.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly