The Obamas Are Headlining Virtual Graduation For The Class Of 2020

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Oprah isn't the only graduation headliner this year. Class of 2020: the Obamas will also be your commencement speakers. YouTube will be hosting a live virtual ceremony called Dear Class of 2020 airing on Saturday, June 6 at 3 p.m. ET, featuring the Obamas as well as Lady Gaga and Malala Yousafzai, with additional appearances by Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Chloe x Halle, Zendaya, and more. And it'll be followed by a virtual grad night afterparty featuring a performance by BTS. You can tune in on YouTube Learning and YouTube Originals.
President Obama will also be delivering the commencement speech for Graduate Together: America Honors The High School Class Of 2020, a virtual event for high school graduates taking place on May 16 at 8 p.m. ET. It will air on ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, and will also feature LeBron James, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Ben Platt, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, and more. Obama will speak at the Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition virtual event on the same day as well.
And of course, Oprah is giving the commencement speech during #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020, a virtual event taking place on May 15 on Facebook and Instagram. Meanwhile on that same day, HerCampus is hosting a virtual ceremony of its own on, featuring speeches and performances by Eva Longoria, Tamron Hall, Billie Jean King, Andrew Yang, Saweetie, Margaret Cho, and more.

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