On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel and community leaders for a community event on the Obama Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center. More than a building or a museum, the Obama Presidential Center will be a working center for civic engagement and a place to inspire people and communities to create change. President Obama hosted a roundtable discussion to update the community on the progress of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park and heard directly from members of the community on their ideas for the Center.