This commitment to rock and remake our foundations of the world must be our constant study and this is why we can never talk of school being over but only of its constant rebeginning, that ongoing commencement that we gather here, en masse, to celebrate today. In the irreducible materiality of that spirit, given in how we live and die, and in how we think and feel, let’s tarry a while with the entanglement of art, school, protest, acknowledgment and the celebration of the mass.

Fred Moten

"Sermon of the Nonresponse," Yale School of Art Commencement, 2018

Shiraz Abdullahi Gallab