Oprah Winfreyencouraged students to “create more equity, more justice, and more joy in the world” in light of the current situation as the commencement speaker for #Graduation2020. Others who spoke at the virtual graduation included Mindy Kaling,Awkwafina, and Matthew McConaughey.Miley Cyrus also performed her song, “The Climb.”
The Facebook event was part of its effort to celebrate graduates who won't have traditional ceremonies because of the coronavirus crisis. The social media site has been shifting its focus to features like live video and news during the virus outbreak.
“Even though there may not be pomp because of our circumstances, never has a graduating class been called to step into the future with more purpose, vision, passion and energy and hope,” Winfrey said. “You have the power to stand for, to fight for, and vote for healthier conditions that will create a healthier society.”Check out the whole address on the right...