Obama plans summit of 'leaders from around the world'

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (September 13, 2017) — Former President Barack Obama has announced he will hold a summit in Chicago late next month aimed at bringing together people from around the world to discuss how to bring about change.

Obama made the announcement Wednesday in a video and email sent to supporters of his Obama Foundation.

The former president says the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 will bring "hundreds of leaders from all around the world for a hands-on exchange of ideas."

He says in the video that he expects attendees to "learn from one another, and then go back to your communities to lead others in the hard work of change."

The foundation also will host training days for young people on how to put "civics" into action and has started a two-year fellowship program.

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