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Ava DuVernay Discusses Black Lives Matter And The Pandemic In Powerful Compton College Commencement Speech

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Ava DuVernay reflected on recent global events while sharing some powerful words of wisdom with the 2021 graduates of Compton College.

The award-winning filmmaker, who is a self-described “proud Compton native”, addressed the L.A. County students virtually.  “What a time that you, the graduating class of 2021, are all experiencing.

When you look back at your college experience. What will you remember?”, DuVernay began by asking. Discussing the Black Lives Matter Movement and the global pandemic, she continued, “Will it be…spending your final year of college in a virtual classroom?

Will it be…isolation and economic insecurity in a global pandemic? Will it be…the trauma of witnessing torture and murder of Black and Brown people in the

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