Where we come from can shape who we are and what we value more than we may know. Whether it’s our geography or our ancestry, our culture, or our beliefs, our roots determine how we grow. We’ll close our time together by exploring how specific spaces and places have been at the center of our speakers’ lives and work.
The South Side of Chicago is the place where President Obama first began his career in public service, the place where First Lady Michelle Obama was born, and the place where they, together, raised their family. We’re excited to bring the Obama Presidential Center to the South Side--the place they call home.