The livestream event “Dear Class of 2020” set to be held on June 6th has been moved to June 7th in honor of George Floyd’s memorial service.
Joining Barack and Michelle Obama, on the YouTube graduation special is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who will deliver an inspirational message to the graduates. Also joining the celebration are Lady Gaga, La La Anthony, Andy Cohen, Lana Condor, Misty Copeland, Kevin Durant, FINNEAS, Bill & Melinda Gates, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Hasan Minhaj, Janelle Monáe, Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Phoebe Robinson, Yara Shahidi, Michael Strahan, Taylor Swift, Ciara & Russell Wilson, the casts of Euphoria and Riverdale, Today’s Jenna Bush Hager and Natalie Morales, and YouTube creators Emma Chamberlain, John Green, NikkieTutorials, and Mark Rober.
Former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama each will deliver commencement speeches, and a joint heartfelt message to this year’s high school and college seniors who are missing graduation celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Michelle Obama’s Higher Reach Initiative will host a full hour of content to kick off the celebration.