Commencement at College Nine

The College Nine 
Virtual Commencement Ceremony


All commencement speeches were recorded before the uprising we are seeing across the nation, an uprising that demands an end to police brutality and racist violence, true justice for the victims of anti-Black violence, and the dismantling of white supremacy. We are in solidarity with this uprising and with the Black Lives Matter movement, and we embrace the goals of this movement as fundamental to College Nine’s theme of International and Global Perspectives. Indeed, it is no coincidence that even though we recorded our speeches before the momentous events of the past few weeks, we all address the need for justice and the work we must all do – from small acts to great ones – to bring about a more equitable and more just world for all.