Obama Lays First Stone for Chicago Presidential Center

CELEBRATION. He was present at the place with his wife Michelle / EFE

This Tuesday, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama laid the first stone for the Obama Presidential Center, a project located in Chicago that will have a library, a museum, a plaza and an area for sports.

The context: The center hopes to be ready in five years, a special place for the Democrat, who grew up in the Windy City. Nearby is the University of Chicago, where Obama studied law.

  • Once the project was announced, the controversy did not wait, since it is located in Jackson Park, classified as a historical and untouchable place.
  • It is also estimated that it could cause a displacement of low-income residents in the area.

What do they say?: “We are experiencing a time of rapid disruption of technology in the global economy, in our social conventions and in our environment,” acknowledged former President Obama in his speech on Tuesday.

  • The Democrat called on Americans to go against “politics that fuels anger and resentment.”
  • However, he acknowledged that it is not inevitable “that we succumb to paralysis or mutual hatred or the abandonment of democracy in favor of systems that assumed power.”

Main source of the news: Obama Presidential Center


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