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Alicia Keys Shares Uplifting Message For The Class of 2020: 'You're Unstoppable'

Alicia Keys Shares Uplifting Message For The Class of 2020: 'You're Unstoppable'

Alicia Keys is offering some encouraging words to the Class of 2020 with her speech during YouTube Originals’ Dear Class of 2020 virtual commencement on Sunday (June 7).

The 39-year-old musician opened up in her video message, saying that she knows “right now it might not feel like there’s a lot to celebrate and that’s okay.”

“It’s okay to not be okay right now. I know so many people are not thinking about your time at school,” she shared, before touching on the protests that are going on across the world.

“You are showing that your generation is going to heal us. I promise to always be by your side, no matter where the fight for justice takes us next,” Alicia added. “The pain is not new but it feels different. For the first time, no matter what we look like or what we’re from, we can see so clearly what injustice looks like and now we can all choose how to respond. Change only happens when we educate ourselves and hold each other accountable and make sure we register to vote.”

She told the graduating class, “Thank you for being the inspiration for the world to see our collective humanity. I hope you can laugh, smile and allow yourself to reflect on all your accomplishments.”

“There’s nothing and no one that can stop you from changing the world. I see you. You’re unstoppable,” she concluded.

If you missed it, you can watch former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama‘s joint speech for the virtual event here…

Listen to Alicia‘s full speech below:

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