Lin-Manuel Miranda & Common To Appear At Obama Summit, Which Kicks Off Today

By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 31, 2017 6:05PM

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The Obama Foundation's inaugural global summit kicks off its first of two days on Tuesday afternoon. The Foundation earlier this month shared a number of speakers, facilitators and musical performers who would appear, but clearly not all. The list of speakers on the summit's website now also includes Chicago-native hip-hop favorite Common, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and celebrated chef Jose Andres, among others.

Common and Andres are both slated to take part in a closing-session talk on "collective power," tomorrow at 5 p.m., according to the summit schedule. Obama will also speak at the panel.

Miranda tweeted on Tuesday that he's "gonna get my Chi-Town civic engagement on."

Is it too much to hope for a reprisal of this?

Day One kicks off at 3 p.m. with an opening session. Day Two conversations start at 8:30 a.m. A community event/concert, featuring Chance the Rapper, The National and others, starts at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. You can livestream the happenings as they unfold here.

Previously announced participants include Prince Henry of Wales, former Prime Minister of Itay Matteo Renzi and Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates.