Obama to host global summit in Chicago

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: report Eighth Franken accuser comes forward as Dems call for resignation MORE announced in a new video Wednesday that he will gather together civic leaders from around the world next month to take part in the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit.

The summit in Chicago will allow young leaders to exchange ideas and learn from one another, Obama said in a video released Wednesday.

"We want to inspire and empower people to change the world," Obama says at the end of his video message. "And we hope you'll be a part of it."

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The summit will take place in the city that will host Obama's presidential library and his presidential center. 

Obama left office in January and since then has seen President Trump take aim at many of his policies. 

Trump sought to repeal the Affordable Care Act, has pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement and just last week started to wind down Obama's program allowing people who entered the country illegally as minors to remain and work here.

Obama has spoken out against many of Trump's moves as they have happened. 

When he left office, Obama said in the video that he has asked people to "believe not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours."

With the summit, Obama said he and his wife Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama on social media: You’ve got to ‘think before you tweet’ MSNBC trolls Trump with video montage of Obama saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Overnight Regulation: USDA delays healthy school lunch requirements | Senate panel advances controversial environmental pick | Drone industry pushes to ease rules | Dem commish joins energy regulator MORE want to "hear directly from the future leaders we want to cultivate."

"And what makes me so hopeful, so optimistic, is that so many of you have shown up, dived in and embraced the kind of active citizenship that makes our democracy work," he said.