The 2017 Selu Lecture

The 2017 Selu Lecture
"Sti-u! Activism and the Contemporary Cherokee Woman"
March 21, 2017
3:00 pm
The Solarium
Plemmons Student Union

On Tuesday, March 21st the Gadugi Program, the Humanities Council, and the Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Program will celebrate Women's History Month by sponsoring the 2017 Selu Lecture. Named in honor of Selu, the Cherokee corn-mother, First Woman and goddess of the corn, the lecture seeks to honor the matrilineal culture of the Cherokee by highlighting the remarkable contributions of contemporary Cherokee women leaders. This year we are honored to host Ms. Mary Crowe, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and a tireless advocate for the Cherokee people and the environment. Ms. Crowe is the Southeast Regional representative of the Indigenous Environmental Network who has coordinated numerous environmental conferences and action camps in the southeast. She is the mother of three amazing children—Simon, Lou and Ella. A veteran in the long struggle for American Indian civil and human rights, Mary is also a proud 9-year breast and carcinoma cancer survivor.

The lecture is entitled "Sti-u! Activism and the Contemporary Cherokee Woman." Please join us in welcoming Mary at 3:00 PM in the Solarium in the Plemmons Student Union. S'gi!

For more information contact Allen Bryant at 262-3152 or, or Regina Parnell at 262-2224, or

2017 Selu Lecture Flier
Published: Mar 15, 2017 9:13am