An Address to the Class of 2020

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In this evocative commencement keynote address, National Council member and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore congratulates the 2020 graduating class of the University of Washington Program on the Environment with a rousing call for hope in this time of revelation. With institutional cruelty on display before us, Moore asserts that this is a time to reclaim the possibility of a just society. She affirms our moral agency to undo structural injustice, and demonstrates that by our courage and clear vision, we can begin to build the world anew. Her powerful words help us to vision who we might become in this time of transformation: