Common and Chance The Rapper Appear at Obama Foundation Summit
Approximately 500 participants from 60 countries attended the two day event, which " aims to inspire a new generation of leaders, in Chicago's South Loop," according to ABC7 Chicago. The even culminated yesterday with performances by Chance, Nas and Gloria Estefan, as well as a headlining speech by Michelle Obama. Barak Obama officially closed the summit with a speech.
"You are right there, ready, and able to transform the world," he told the audience.
"Once I realized that music does affect lives, and that art affects lives, and our voices mean something, that was when I was like, okay, this is a part of activism," Common said.
Miranda reminded everyone that their voices can affect change.
"If you don't have a dollar to spend, you can get your voice heard and make an enormous difference because, frankly, that's what we have!"