The “It List”
By Chloe Cornell
#Graduation2020:Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020
The class of 2020 have been denied in person graduation celebrations, but Facebook and a number of celebrities are doing what they can to make up for it. Oprah Winfrey will give a virtual commencement address to the Class of 2020 via Facebook Watch – a multi-hour broadcast that will also feature Miley Cyrus singing her song “The Climb,” and other celebrity participants including Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Awkwafina and Simone Biles. Facebook said that there will be shout-outs to individual high schools and colleges in the United States with photos, videos and messages from principals and deans. The event will take place on Friday, May 15th at 2pm ET and can be accessed at facebook.com/facebookapp.
And the Class of 2020 will get more special recognition on May 16th! With President Barack and Michelle Obama headlining and giving the commencement address, Malala Yousafzai, LeBron James, Ben Platt, Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, H.E.R. and more are coming together to give graduating students another once-in-a-lifetime virtual graduation. Scheduled for 8pm EDT, the event will be simultaneously aired on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as well as more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners.
Leave it to Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher to come up with one of the more creative charity ideas in response to Covid-19. The couple came up with the idea to create a Quarantine Wine with 100% of the proceeds going to four charities:
1) GiveDirectly – giving cash grants directly to families on SNAP in areas highest hit by COVID-19
2) Direct Relief – providing medical equipment / PPE to frontline workers and EMS workers
3) Frontline Responders Fund — Buying and delivering PPE and ventilators to medical facilities
4) America’s Food Fund – Collaboration between Feeding America and World Central Kitchen, ensuring reliable and safe access to food in the US
The wine will be available in May. Learn more about it and how to order it here:
Princess Sofia of Sweden has undergone training to become a medical assistant at Sophiahemmet hospital in order to help fight the Covid-19 Pandemic. The princess is honorary chairman of the hospital, and now an employee as well. “I am now placed in one of the hospital’s care departments, where together with other newly trained colleagues, I support and relieve the healthcare staff with different tasks,” she announced on Instagram. “To have the opportunity to help at this difficult time is extremely rewarding.”