August 3, 2020

Celebration of Life for Grace Mann, April 24, Noon

Dear UMW Community:

"Beauty"- Photo by Grace Mann

“Beauty”- Photo by Grace Mann

Please join Feminists United along with the Mary Washington community on Friday, April 24, at 12:00 noon, for a celebration of the life of Grace Rebecca Mann. We will gather on the lawn in between Mason and Randolph halls to remember and celebrate the accomplishments and life of an extraordinary individual who touched so many with her spirit and joy.

We ask that attendees dress for Grace in bright, joyous colors complete with activist buttons. Grace radiated joy and good into the world, and we will honor her memory by doing the same. There will also be an opportunity for all to share a happy memory or joyous moment they shared with Grace. As the press may be in attendance at this event, speakers should plan accordingly.

Additionally, as Grace worked to support victims and survivors of sexual assault, we will honor her by supporting those who continue that work in her name by setting up a table to collect donations for the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault.

Let us come together to celebrate Grace, a person who was “never ‘just’ anything.”

Further questions may be directed to Paige McKinsey, President of Feminists United, at pmckinse@mail.umw.edu