Watch Live: Obama's First Public Speech Since Leaving The White House
As previewed last Friday, ending a three-month period of silence since he left the White House on Jan. 20 – much of which was spent on vacation in Palm Springs, Calif., on a Caribbean island with English billionaire Richard Branson and at an exclusive resort in French Polynesia – former president Barack Obama will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency at noon on Monday when he speaks at the University of Chicago.
Obama will address community organizers, activists and students at the university, which will be the site of his presidential library.
He met with at-risk youth on Sunday in the same South Side Chicago neighborhood where he began his career as a community organizer. His speech comes just days before Trump’s 100th day in office on Saturday.
Watch Obama’s speech below: