Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis urged graduates of Loyola Marymount University and LMU Loyola Law School to live bravely at a ceremony Saturday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

“Will you feel you are at war for living your truth? Yup,” Davis told the crowd of more than 30,000 graduates, guests and LMU faculty and staff members. “Will you at various times feel like you’re standing alone? Yup. Will you be ostracized? Um, maybe. But the reward is that you will feel alive.”

Davis delivered the keynote address for the university’s 109th Commencement Exercises — an event honoring LMU undergraduate, graduate and LMU Loyola Law School classes of 2020 and 2021.

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