Former first lady Michelle Obama to speak at Chicago summit
November 01, 2017 01:22 PM EDT
By: Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is among the speakers expected at an inaugural youth leadership summit convened by the Obama Foundation.
She is expected to address hundreds of leaders on Wednesday gathered for the two-day event.
Michelle Obama speaks at the Obama Summit
Former President Barack Obama gave opening remarks Tuesday during which he talked about his days in Chicago as a community organizer and called the event a "collective conversation." He's expected to speak again on Wednesday.
Hundreds of leaders from 60 countries are in Chicago for the event, which features sessions and a Wednesday evening concert with Chance the Rapper and Gloria Estefan.
The foundation says the event is one of many it plans in the coming years. The foundation is raising money for the Obama Presidential Center, which is planned in Chicago.