April 24, 2017 12:04 PM

Former President Barack Obama will make his first public appearance since leaving office when he speaks at a forum in his hometown of Chicago on Monday.

At the event, held at the University of Chicago, Obama will meet with young leaders from area schools to discuss “community organizing and civic engagement,” his office said in a statement Friday.

“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,” the statement continued.

The event marks the start of Obama’s reentry into public life. His next public outing will come on May 7, when he will visit Boston to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The former president will also meet with his one-time “closest ally,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Berlin next month — on the same day President Trump is set to meet with other NATO leaders in Brussels.

You can watch the livestream above starting at noon E.T.

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