On Monday, Barack Obama will make his first major public appearance since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. At the University of Chicago, the former president and Chicago resident will entice young victims of microaggressions to go into community organizing.
Obama got his start in politics in Chicago in the area of voter registration while also deeply imbibing the organizing ethics of anarchist Saul Alinsky, the author of “Rules for Radicals.”
Obama’s office released a statement that described the event at the University of Chicago:
“President Barack Obama will be joined by young leaders on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11am CT for a conversation on community organizing and civic engagement at the University of Chicago. This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world. Young adults from schools in the Chicago area have been invited to attend the event.”
Janet Shan of the Hinterland Gazette, an online publication that focuses on news of interest to black Americans wrote:
“Obama returns to public life as Trump and Republicans implode: The more Obama is in the public spotlight, the more people will recognize that the current occupant of the White House is a national disaster. I, for one, am glad that President Obama is committed to helping build a new generation of leaders who will be major players following the wreckage that Donald Trump will leave behind.”