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Full Video: Barack Obama Appears at University of Chicago to Promote Civic Engagement

By The 74 | April 24, 2017

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 24: Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a forum at the University of Chicago held to promote community organizing on April 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The visit marks Obama's first formal public appearance since leaving office. (Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In his first major speech since President Trump took office, Barack Obama put the focus on youth empowerment at a University of Chicago event on Monday. In a roundtable discussion with college students from Chicago, Obama discussed ways to help young people become civic leaders, an issue he said will play a key part in his post–White House life.

“I’m spending a lot of time thinking, What is the most important thing I can do for my next job?” Obama said. “And what I’m convinced of is that, although there are all kinds of issues I care about and all kinds of issues I intend to work on, the single most important thing I can do is to help, in any way I can, prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and take their own crack at changing the world.”

Watch the full roundtable discussion here:

 

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