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Welcome to the Obama Summit
2017.
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2017.
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2017.
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2017.
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2017.
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2017.
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hi, everyone!
Welcome to the second day of the
Obama foundation Summit!
We're thrilled to have you all
tuning in.
I hope you have really enjoyed
the main stage events.
A reminder, we're here to
inspire, empower and connect the
next generation of leaders.
You're critical to that.
We hope you stay in touch with
the Obama Foundation as we go
forward.
As part of this, we'll get into
some conversation with great
leaders and hear their
perspectives with civic
engagement and the work we can
do together.
First up, we have a writer,
award winning film maker and
activist.
Welcome.
Thank you so much.
Thank you for being here.
Thank you.
I want to start by first letting
our viewers know that you have
done really important,
innovative work in France when
it comes to addressing issues of
race, gender and religion.
I would love to hear from you
your view of civic engagement,
how do you think about what that
is and how has that informed
your approach to addressing
these issues?
Thank you for allowing me to
share my views.
First thing, I think that it is
important for every citizen to
think about himself or herself
as someone important.
As someone that can have a voice
and that can be part of the
global conversation.
I started my organization
because I was tired of hearing
people speaking about me as a
woman, as a French woman of
color without having me on the
set.
I decided with my organization
to tackle every day racism,
especially statements authored
by public personalities.
You mention that we try to be
innovative, we created a
ceremony, an award ceremony that
would reward the worst racist
sentences offered by public
personalities.
It was a way to use humor and to
work with comedians and at the
same time raise awareness on the
fact that when you hear the
media, public despair, you hear
much racist statements and you
feel there is nothing that you
can do about that.
Having that ceremony was a way
to be vocal in that.
Wow.
Thank you.
Thank you for your work!
Thank you for sharing it.
You're welcome.
I'm curious, you mentioned you
created this organization, the
indivisibles, I'm curious as a
young woman, as you were
recognizing the need in this
space what inspired you to
create an organization as
opposed to joining others, other
organizations in this space?
Just tell us a bit about that
process of creating that.
Because I had the feeling that
the other organizations were
doing a great job, but they
weren' really working on the
specific topics of prejudices
that I was concerned about.
Actually I was inspired by
another woman, another European
woman, I watched a dock ministry
on -- a documentary on a black
German, she said you cantic
German and black at the same
time, you can do this and be
black at the same time.
I contacted her, she -- we just
spoke and she said you should
gather with your friends and
start something.
That was all.
We were only six at the
beginning.
I had never, ever would have
known that it would be that big
in France.
Wow!
Thank you.
Last question for you.
Just tell me a little by the
about -- we're in day two of the
Summit.
What are you taking away?
What have you enjoyed and
inspired you?
The first thing I enjoy a lot is
the energy.
Everybody is enthusiastic, we
have people from all around the
world.
Wherever I turn around, I just
jump into someone that's
amazing, that's doing an amazing
job in his or her city or his or
her country.
That's something I really want
to bring back to my country.
It is inspiring.
I have the feeling that I can
connect with everyone here to
work back in my country.
Wonderful.
A final question.
What advice do you have folks
watching, perhaps what you have
said about questions of
identity, making a difference in
your community, perhaps really
resinate butt not but not sure o
get started.
What would you share about the
first steps to take.
Everyone has to learn that power
is in our hands.
We can do whatever we want to do
as long as we believe that we're
fighting for the right cause.
You know, I had no idea about
where I would go with my
organization but we were
convinced we were doing the
right thing.
That's the feeling I have being
here connecting with people who
are working on causes in other
places.
Wonderful.
Thank you so much for being
here.
Thank you.
We're proud of the work that
you're doing.
Thank you for encouraging me.
Thank you.
Next up, we have another special
guest, this is Joe, he's a
cofounder of RBNB which of
course we know -- many folks
watching right now, they have
taken advantage of the the
service in the past.
Welcome, Joe.
Come on up.
For anyone watching the morning
session, if you're able to
stream that, you know that Joe
joined an exciting, interesting
I think conversation about the
role that business has in
thinking about civic society and
that's really where I would like
to start, Joe, in case folks did
miss that.
We think at the Obama Foundation
a lot about the role that people
have, individuals have as
we're -- we want people to feel
that they have the power to make
a difference in their
communities.
I'm curious with the hat that
you wear as running a business
what do you view the role is for
business and institutions in
terms of creating the type of
civic society we want to have
together.
A great question.
I'm excited to be here.
It was a fascinating panel.
I think to get right into it I
feel like companies in the 21st
century have a responsibility to
go above and beyond the normal
calls of duty of the business,
to actually take whatever the
strengths are, whatever they're
good at and go out in the world
and solve problems and they can
do that through partnerships
with the public sector,
obviously, so I'm thinking right
now specifically of things that
we're good at as a company,
short-term hospitality, creating
trust between strangers and a
global scale through a
technology platform.
It showed up for us, how to
answer the question, how do we
put the roof over the head of
people that need it the most, we
create a pod, open homes,
allowing anyone to house someone
that's been displaced by natural
disaster, political conflict,
and so we host all over the&
world and they're going above
and beyond even hosting a
traveler, saying I want to open
my home to somebody that needs
it.
Wow.
Tell me a little about it, Joe,
you mention on the panel this
morning the story of how airBNB
came about, you had to pay the
rent.
It was the asset, it is key to
understand the assets that you
have in the community
organizing.
I'm curious for a lot of us, you
have an idea, the reality is
that a multibillion dollar
company like AirBNB followed
with an idea and tenacity to
make it real.
It can be hard when we have
ideas floating in and out of the
heads of that can be a -- that
can be a major company, a
powerful way to make a
difference in my community,
change the world.
What advice do you have for
folks that are trying to figure
out how to even begin that
process?
What did you learn from that
experience?
It is funny.
Today is November 1st, 2017, 10
years ago to the date in 2007
was when a rent check was due
that we couldn't pay.
Happy anniversary!
Thank you very much!
It is a lot of reflection of ten
years ago, we had our backs up
against the wall, we quit our
jobs to be entrepreneurs, no
idea what we wanted to do, the
rent is beyond our means and we
have to think of a creative
solution to keep our apartment.
I pull an air bed out of the
closet, what if we host a
designer that needs a place to
stay, they can offset the rent
and we can maybe make a
connection in the process.
We ended up putting three air
beds in the living room, making
a website, hosted three people
who got to feel like they
belonged in San Francisco, they
stayed with locals.
We became economically empowered
as a result, we stayed our
apartment through the money we
made and it sparked a bigger
idea which is how do you create
a platform to enable anyone with
extra space to share in a way
that they want to connect to
someone else.
Wow.
Do you have advice from that
experience?
>> Absolutely!
It is incredibly important that
an entrepreneur out there who is
watching this right now,
thinking about starting
something, solving a problem
that they -- that they're facing
themselves, they're solving
their own problem.
Why is there important?
-- this important?
Bringing a new life to life, it
is met with rejection, people
say no, it is crazy, if you are
motivated because you are
solving your own problem it
allows you to have the
perseverance to really
breakthrough and get through the
adversities and rejections you
will face.
Thank you.
Last question for you.
I know you've tended different
sections, you were on the main
stage this morning, what are you
as a business leader trying --
hoping to take away from this
experience and the Summit
itself?
I'm really trying to take away
how do private companies
intersect with the public
sector, with the civic sector
really.
It is great.
I have had phenomenal
conversations, this is by the
way one of the most diverse
conferences -- I wish every
conference was this diverse.
I met people from Africa, Asia,
South it America, North America,
you start the conversations and
it is funny where the
intersectionalities between
private companies and the assets
they have with the civic
engagement and the community
building of some of the other
organizations here.
So some of the things that we're
up to, working with the national
domestic workers association to
allow our hosts to provide
living wage to any houseworkers
who work in the airBNBs, we saw
an MEU with the World Bank to
bring tourism to places like
India, Bangladesh, Philippines,
so I'm insanely interested to
find these conversations and
intersectionalityies.
Thank you for sharing your
perspectives and for the great
work you're doing.
Thank you.
Wonderful.
Okay!
I think that's it for our time.
Thank you, everybody, for
joining!
We have coming up next, you're
not going to want to meet it,
Mrs. Obama will be in a
conversation with poet Liz
Dozier. poet Elizabeth
Alexander.
I promise it is not a
conversation you want to miss.
Alexander,
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Please welcome, poet, educator
and social justice arts
advocate, Elizabeth Alexander!
[applause]
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: Hello
everybody!
All you beautiful people!
Good day.
Today we are here together to
hear from Michelle lavonne
Robinson Obama!
You have to say the whole thing
when you're on the South side!
Lawyer, humanitarian, daughter,
wife, visioner of unseen
possibilities, cultivator of
gardens, human gardens, nurturer
of dreams, and for eight years
with sheer and unflinching
perfection first lady of the
United States.
All around the world she has
shown grace, courage,
intelligence, necessary humor,
integrity and beauty which
radiates from the inside out.
She has inspired us with self
possession.
She is also a sister friend to
many, and to my great fortune, a
blessing of my life to me,
before children, throughout
children and through the many
twists and turns that all lives
offer.
Michelle Obama is true north,
she is a compass.
She's steady in the churning
sea.
To anyone who knows her up close
or at a distance, she's always
been adamant about the
importance of belonging to and
serving her community in circles
moving out from home and
radiating throughout the world.
So today we're going to have a
conversation, please welcome my
beloved, our beloved, Michelle
Obama.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Threes nothing
like being introduced by a poet.
I love you.
I love you too!
The way this conversation was
shaped and put together, it is
really exciting, so many of you
were asked what you wanted to
talk about with Michelle Obama.
Those questions, those hundreds
and hundreds of very rich,
wonderful questions were my
basis for beginning to craft and
shape some themes, some areas.
Your voices are in all of the
questions and areas that we will
go over today.
I wanted to start off by saying
that in the arts we often say
the specific is universal and
the topic I thought that we were
really in the zone is the self
in the world.
In the arts we say the specific
is universal and from the
village we can know the world.
So today in shaping this
conversation around the self and
the world and how all of us go
about our individual lives from
our communities out into larger
worlds, I was thinking about
how, place, you went from a girl
on the South side of Chicago, to
the global stage filling this
room here as we have come
together with people who want to
understand what we're thinking
about from here to there.
How do our roots define us as we
move outward from where we
begin.
Also to sort of mark the space
of the conversation over the
course of our many years of
friendship and your increasingly
public life, oh so public, you
have always been someone that's
self-effacing about your own
accomplishments, matter of fact
about them and empowering about
the collective, always turning
that individual energy out to
the collective.
We'll be thinking of how we take
our power as well and move it
out for other people.
We're going to talk about how we
can demonstate and teach and
inspire young people to keep on
keeping on and how taking care
of ourselves is an important
part of that.
Also we'll talk about how art
and culture have a very unique
and particular role in making
our civic space more liveable,
more beautiful, true, hopeful.
So that's what we're going to
talk about.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Sounds good.
You like that?
Snaps!
Th's what you all do!
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: I love the
snap!
Make sure we do that!
MICHELLE OBAMA: Okay.
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: We'll start
off with the power of words
and inspiration.
We know that words not only
matter, but also words are how
we -- they carry meaning and
they carry who we are.
Our words and our language are
the main way that human beings
give themselves to each other
and say who it is that they are.
You have put some words out into
the public that have been very,
very useful to people.
I could list many, but, of
course, when they go low we go
high --
MICHELLE OBAMA: As much as we
can.
we can.
We always can!
We always have a high place.
MICHELLE OBAMA: We can.
Yes, we can.
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: I wonder,
that's been a useful thing to so
many people.
What are some words, poems,
prayers, words that have been
and are meaningful guides for
you?
MICHELLE OBAMA: Yeah.
I have been thinking about this,
whether there are -- words,
music, all that, there are many
points of inspiration for me
when you think about -- when I
think about the words that stay
in my head that guide me when I
wake up to every day, it is the
voice of Marriane Fraser
Robinson who is sitting over
there right now.
[applause].
MICHELLE OBAMA: Because it shows
that, you know, words don't have
to be poetic, they don't have to
be set to music.
Most of the words that guide us
are those words that we have
heard growing up, those
messages.
For me, I had some pretty
powerful parents who were very
understated and humble in their
own rights, but I live each day
trying to make them proud.
I think a lot of that, you know,
comes from my father -- many of
you know my father's story,
but -- my parents didn't go to
college.
They were not of wealth.
They were not of means.
My father had MS.
He was an athlete until he was
stricken with MS in the prime of
his life.
He used to box and swim.
Imagine someone with that much
life all of a sudden for no
apparent reason not being able
to walk without the assistance
of cane.
That's how I always knew my
father, as someone with a
disability.
The other thing I knew about my
father was that even in his
disability he commanded a level
of respect.
He was the center of not just
our nuclear family, but our
family.
You know, my father used to sit
in his chair and people would
come for advice, they would come
for money, they would come for
love, for affirmation.
He would give that affirmation
so willingly.
The thing I remember about my
father, he never complained.
He got up.
He went to work.
Not a work that filled him with
passion, that was something that
my parents didn't even
understand, working for passion,
you worked to make a living, you
worked at the water filtration
plant right here in Chicago his
entire life.
He got up, put on the blue
uniform, got in his car and
whatever pain he must have been
experiencing throughout his
life, fatigue that comes from
MS, the inability to lift your
own leg without help and
assistance he never complained.
I grew up -- someone with that
much power, influence, love,
never complained once.
You know, those are the things,
the stories, the messages, the
images that roll around in my
head that tell me I have no
reason to complain and I am a
blessed child -- maybe I didn't
have the money but I was blessed
with the love of a father and a
mother that gave me gifts that
were priceless.
For that I owe so much.
I think about that.
I think about making them proud.
I think of with every word I
utter, what does that mean for
them?
How do I speak to their legacy?
I don't know that it is a song.
If I was to pick a song, it
would be a Stevie Wonder song of
any kind.
If there were poetic words, it
would be the words of mya
Angelo, powerful, true.
If there are every day words,
they're the words of you, saying
do what you're going to do, to
be honest, true, to treat people
with dignity and respect and it
wasn't just their words but was
their actions, it was the open
hearted, to be empathetic and to
make your life useful, to define
that usefulless as broadly as
you can.
Those words guide me.
They led me to Barack Obama who
reminded me very much of my own
father in his decency and
honesty and compassion.
So that was my -- that was my
foundation.
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: You know
what's interesting, it also the
words that were not spoken, the
words of complaint that were not
spoken and how much silence also
teaches us.
I think also, you know, one of
the amazing things about you,
you have such a healthy
skepticism.
I say that -- true skepticism,
which is to say I wonder if your
parents ever said anything to
you along the line of, you know,
don't believe the hype.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Gosh, having
Marianne in the Whitehouse with
you for eight years is a
grounding experience for all of
us!
For every Obama!
She was just not pressed ever!
She is like, you know, I can go
home any time!
Yes, we know you can, mom!
You know, yes.
It is that sort of matter of
fact, it is not where you live,
it is not what you have, it is
who you are.
That's the ethos of my entire
family.
We were working class folks from
my immediate family to my
extended family.
We were a family of carpenters
and teachers and police officers
and, you know, seamstress.
We weren't lawyers and doctors.
You know, there was a skepticism
of those folks who tried to be
uppity, there was a skepticism
of unabashed wealth or
privilege.
A skepticism, my father never
believed in joining, that you
were independent throughout your
life.
Those were kind of messages that
we got not just from my father
but from my grandparents, my
grandfather.
We were privileged to have been
raised with all of my
grandparents, maternal,
paternal, so in Chicago, we talk
about this at dinner, but in
Chicago you were very much a
part of your neighborhood.
In our neighborhood, our
neighborhood was comprised
mostly of my extended family.
You know, we lived in a house
above my maternal aunt.
We lived around the corner from
my grandmother and another aunt,
my grand father and grandmother,
they were separated, never
divorced, they lived around the
corner from one another.
That's black Chicago right
there.
They lived right around the
other corner.
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: Functional.
MICHELLE OBAMA: It is functional
dysfunction.
They didn't speak to each other
either.
(Laughter).
They lived around the corner but
you didn't talk to them or talk
about the other one with the
other one.
My paternal grandparents lived
in Parkway gardens, a 5-minute
drive from our house.
We grew up with a lot of these
messages and, you know, my
maternal grandfather South side
we called him, he loved jazz, he
filled the house with music, he
put speakers in every room of
the house even when my mother
was young because he didn't have
a lot of money, all of his music
collection, they were
hodgepodged together, turntables
that didn't match, a real to
real he found in the alley, you
know, cabinets he made, speakers
he borrowed, but the house was
filled with Miles Davis and
Coaletrane and we blew out
candles at birthdays and he
fried chicken and drank milk
shakes at midnight.
There was healthy skepticism and
fear.
There was fear of other people,
fear of leaving that unit, fear
of what could happen to you out
there in the big bad world.
We came from a place of
skepticism, but it was
interesting that my parents out
of all that, they always pushed
us beyond that initial fear.
You know, I was talking -- a
favorite it comedian Chris Rock
tells a joke about what it is
like to live in a dangerous
neighborhood that your world
just gets more narrow.
They say stay on the block,
don't leave, stay on the front
ward, the porch, stay in your
room, it is dangerous, before
you know it, you're hopping
around in one foot in your
living room.
A lot of black people live like
that.
Fear is real.
I had parents who pushed us
beyond that fear.
They encouraged us not to be so
skeptical that we couldn't
explore and experience and take
risks.
I don't know where they got that
from.
That's not how they were raised.
They were very much raised to be
within the limits that were set
by segregation, Jim crow and
lynching and inequality.
My patients pushed us beyond
that.
Skepticism still was the
foundation that would protect
you.
I think in many ways it is that
skepticism that I carry with me
that you don't be too high,
don't be -- don't enjoy the
highs too much, don't wall low
in the lows too much, there is
a -- there is a balance that you
have to have in life to succeed.
It takes a little skepticism to
sort of hold on to that.
Yes.
MICHELLE OBAMA: I got some
snaps!
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: In that
skepticism, I think also, are
critical thinking tools in order
to -- I remember there was a
magazine profile on -- an early
profile of you where you talked
about some of your uncles and
said in another social order
they would have been bank
presidents with the way -- their
quality of mind, what they were
good at in particular, but you
were in a particular social
order.
I think being able to really
have critical understanding of
the lay of the land is also
something that you have brought
forward with you.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Absolutely.