Oprah to headline Facebook and Instagram graduation event

Liviala Lee, Staff Writer

As we all know, due to the pandemic alot of events including graduations for this year has been cancelled.  Students of many schools, including the Houston Community College is unsure of how graduation will take place.  We are still waiting on advisory reports from officials from the school to confirm what will be done.  In the meantime various celebrities and social media platform has come together to acknowledge those who were set to graduation this season.

Oprah will be the commencement speaker and Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles will offer words of wisdom to the Class of 2020 in a multi-hour graduation streaming event on Facebook and Instagram on May 15.
The #Graduation2020 event will be broadcast on Facebook Watch, with some segments posted to the @instagram account on Instagram, along with the social media accounts of the contributors, according to the announcement Tuesday.
Miley Cyrus will sing her hit, “The Climb.” More special guests are expected to perform.
The platforms will soon roll out graduation-themed stickers, filters and effects, along with ways families and friends can host private virtual celebrations using the new Facebook Rooms feature.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended graduation season with many schools scaling back, or in some cases canceling, traditional graduations.