Obama Summit Speakers Announced

As we previously reported, the Obama Foundation Summit will take place in Chicago on October 31st and November 1st. The Foundation will welcome approximately 500 civic leaders from around Chicago and other parts of the U.S., and from around the world for the immersive event. New details have been announced, including breakout session topics ranging from communicating across differences to art and culture’s role in creating productive cities, and understanding race in relation to one’s civic identity. Additionally, an initial selection of main stage speakers and breakout facilitators will include Prince Harry; Former Prime Minister of Italy Matteo RenziWhitney Kimball Coe, Director of the National Rural Assembly; Hamdi Ulukaya, humanitarian and Founder of Chobani; Bahia Shebab, artist; Brian Alexander, journalist and author; Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Obama Presidential Center architects; Gabriella Gómez-Montof the community engagement group Laboratorio para la Ciudad in Mexico City; Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University in Seattle; Elizabeth Alexander, poet and author; andTheaster Gates, artist. For more information on the summit, click here.

Brenda Arredondo