Former President Barack Obama announced in a video Wednesday morning that civic leaders from around the world will meet next month in Chicago for the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit.
The two-day event will bring together hundreds of active citizens to exchange ideas and discuss innovative solutions to common problems, Obama said. It will also showcase art, technology and music from various countries and cultures.
“This leadership summit will be a place to gather and learn from one another and then go back to your communities to lead others in the hard work of change,” Obama said.
In the video announcement, Obama recalled that upon leaving office in January he reiterated something he asked of Americans when he was first elected president in 2008: to believe not in his ability to enact change but in their own. After launching the Obama Foundation, he continued, he read letters from…