The health crisis of the pandemic, the COVID-19 it has altered the life and agenda of everyone, especially the students of schools and universities who -for the moment – have been cancelled, the ceremonies and celebrations of graduation.
Before the fight to combat the virus that has affected more than 4.4 million people at the global level, to one side were the parades down the aisle to receive the diploma and colorful dresses and labels for the prom will have to wait a while longer in the closet to be opened. In the absence of these events that mark a significant milestone in the life of the students and their parents, artists and businesses have created a series of virtual events so you don’t miss the great achievement.
An example of this is the speech that will give the tv presenter Oprah Winfrey show via Facebook and Instagram during the day today at 2:00 p. m. The graduation virtual will also count with the participation of celebrities such as the actress Jennifer Garner, the rapper Lil Nas-X, the olympic champion Simone Bill and the singer Miley Cyrus.
Below, you’ll find a list of celebrations similar in honor of the class of 2020, referred to by many as “a class for the story”:
May 16- Tomorrow, at 8:00 p. m. ABC, CBS and NBC will join together to simultaneously transmit the event “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” led by the basketball star LeBron James. On this occasion, the former president of the united States, Barack Obama will be in charge of the discourse. Also will say this Malala Yousafzai and Bad Bunny.
May 27- The film director and culture icon “queer,” John Waters will offer -remotely – the commencement address at the School of Visual Arts at 1:00 p. m. The message will be broadcast publicly from Facebook.
May 31- “Teen Vogue” brought together a group of inspiring women to create a virtual event of graduation dedicated to students of secondary schools and universities. Celebrities including Stacey Abrams, Jameela Jamil, Tracee Ellis Rossa, Aly Raisman, Noor Tagouri and Anna Wintour extended an invitation to graduating students to submit a speech of two minutes duration. Of all, it will select two winners that will be able to read it during the transmission that will be held at 8:00 p. m. The famous magazine will be hosting a prom on may 16, which will count with the participation of JoJo, Chloe x Halle, Beanie Feldstein, Becky G and Ava Max.
Recently, it was announced that the company Microsoft has offered to educational institutions the possibility of holding graduation through their service of live events Teams Live, for free and until July 1, due to the emergency by the virus.
In addition, with the cancellation of the graduation ceremonies, the actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda sent a special message to the graduates of Puerto Rico.