Sep 24
Generative Art: The Beautiful Side of Math - Exhibition by Cruz Godar10:00 a.m.

The Visual Arts Team is excited to present Generative Art, an exhibition by Cruz Godar. Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or...
September 24–October 29
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

The Visual Arts Team is excited to present Generative Art, an exhibition by Cruz Godar. Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or Facebook @visualartsteam, where you can see exhibition updates and video artist talks for each show!

Show runs Sept 24 - Oct 29 in EMU Adell McMillan Gallery. Closing Reception October 28th at 6:00 PM. Refreshments provided!

 

Artist Statement:

My name is Cruz Godar, I’m a graduate student in the math department here at UO, and I spend some of my free time writing and polishing high-performance web applets for creating fractals and related objects. Math is often portrayed as obscure and detached — often for good reason — and images like these help give it a better face. Despite originating from disparate areas, these fractals all share an intrinsic beauty that anyone can appreciate, mathematician or not.

These images, as well as others, can be viewed as interactive applets at cruzgodar.com.

Sep 27
Game Nights6:00 p.m.

Get a snack and play some games! We have multiple board and card games to checkout and play. Bring your roommate, come with a friend, or join a game and make a friend!!
September 27–November 29
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near the O Desk

Get a snack and play some games!

We have multiple board and card games to checkout and play. Bring your roommate, come with a friend, or join a game and make a friend!!

Sep 28
Tuesday Treatsnoon

Get a treat and learn about Student Activities Board events and other activities happening this week.
September 28–November 30
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near the O Desk

Get a treat and learn about Student Activities Board events and other activities happening this week.

Sep 29
Get Connected11:00 a.m.

Whoever you are, Where ever you come from, you have a place here. We're just here to help you find it! find people who share your...identity, cause, fun, religion, degree,...
September 29–December 1
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near the O Desk

Whoever you are, Where ever you come from, you have a place here.

We're just here to help you find it! find people who share your...identity, cause, fun, religion, degree, interest, and so much more!

 

Drop-in to get personalized help connecting with student organizations, EMU programs and activities all over campus.

can't make this time, stop in the CSI Resource Center any time we are open to get some 1-1 support.

Monday - Friday 9:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

OR

Fill out our questionnare and we will send you an email response with personalized suggestions for studnet orgs, events, programs and activities you might be interested in. Get Connected questionnaire!

Sep 29
Outdoor Program Open House 5:00 p.m.

Students new to campus, join us for our Open House on Wednesday, September 29, from 5-7:00 p.m. This event is held at the Rental Barn (1225 E 18th Ave, Eugene,...
September 29 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Students new to campus, join us for our Open House on Wednesday, September 29, from 5-7:00 p.m. This event is held at the Rental Barn (1225 E 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403) and is a great way to meet new people, sign up for our Week of Welcome Trips, and overall learn about how the Outdoor Program works! Trips fill up fast and are on a first come, first served basis, so get there early. These trips will take place October 1st-3rd. These free trips include biking, hiking, and boating. Come get involved with the Outdoor Program before classes get too busy! Hope to see you there :)

If you have any questions, email them to opsocial@uoregon.edu

*NOTE: photo was taken pre-pandemic. 

Sep 29
Connect The Ducks: Bingo6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person general bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Open...
September 29 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person general bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Sep 30
Ducks After Dark: "Cruella"7:15 p.m.

Join us for a free movie, activities, and snacks! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID! Doors open/activity starts at 7:15 p.m. Movie starts at 8:00...
September 30 7:15 p.m.–10:15 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

Join us for a free movie, activities, and snacks!

FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors open/activity starts at 7:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.

About the movie:
Rating: PG-13
"Cruella," which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. One day, Estella's flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent Cruella.

Oct 1
Biking Trips!noon

  Bike, Boat and Hike!  Sign up for Trips for New Students at the Outdoor Program Open House, Wednesday September 29th, 5-7pm!  The Open House will be at the OP...
October 1–3
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

 

Bike, Boat and Hike!  Sign up for Trips for New Students at the Outdoor Program Open House, Wednesday September 29th, 5-7pm!  The Open House will be at the OP Rental Barn.  You can meet folks, learn more about what the OP has to offer, and sign up for a trip on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of the first week of school!  Space is limited, so make sure and make the Open House on Wednesday evening!  Many trips are Free, and the rest are low cost (around $5-$10)

Oct 1
Hiking Trips!noon

  Bike, Boat and Hike!  Sign up for Trips for New Students at the Outdoor Program Open House, Wednesday September 29th, 5-7pm!  The Open House will be at the OP...
October 1–3
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

 

Bike, Boat and Hike!  Sign up for Trips for New Students at the Outdoor Program Open House, Wednesday September 29th, 5-7pm!  The Open House will be at the OP Rental Barn.  You can meet folks, learn more about what the OP has to offer, and sign up for a trip on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of the first week of school!  Space is limited, so make sure and make the Open House on Wednesday evening!  Many trips are Free, and the rest are low cost (around $5-$10)

Oct 1
Paddling Trips! noon

  Bike, Boat and Hike!  Sign up for Trips for New Students at the Outdoor Program Open House, Wednesday September 29th, 5-7pm!  The Open House will be at the OP...
October 1–3
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

 

Bike, Boat and Hike!  Sign up for Trips for New Students at the Outdoor Program Open House, Wednesday September 29th, 5-7pm!  The Open House will be at the OP Rental Barn.  You can meet folks, learn more about what the OP has to offer, and sign up for a trip on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of the first week of school!  Space is limited, so make sure and make the Open House on Wednesday evening!  Many trips are Free, and the rest are low cost (around $5-$10)

Oct 5
UO Transportation Day10:00 a.m.

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will be hosting its annual UO Transportation Day with other local transportation-based organizations on October 5th and...
October 5–6
Chapman Hall, Outside Lawn

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will be hosting its annual UO Transportation Day with other local transportation-based organizations on October 5th and 6th from 10 AM to 2 PM. This two-day event will highlight various transportation options and information on how students and community members can navigate to campus and around Eugene. The Office of Sustainability, Lane Transit District, City of Eugene, PeaceHealth Bike Share, UO Transportation Services, and more will be offering materials and resources to aid in making transportation more accessible to the Eugene community. Stop by for free bike repairs, free bike lights, bike share demos, bike lock tips, bike registration cards and a chance to win some raffle prizes! No sign-ups are necessary. 

Date: October 5th and 6th

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Chapman Lawn, 990 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR

 

Oct 6
Connect The Ducks: Trivia6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Open to UO...
October 6 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Oct 7
Ducks After Dark: "Raya and the Last Dragon"7:15 p.m.

Join us for a free movie, activities and snacks! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID! Doors open/activity starts at 7:15 p.m. Movie starts at 8:00...
October 7 7:15 p.m.–9:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

Join us for a free movie, activities and snacks!

FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors open/activity starts at 7:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.

About the movie:
Rating: PG
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it's up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.

Oct 12
BE Xingonx with Roxana Pardo Garcia aka La Roxay5:30 p.m.

Roxana Pardo Garcia aka La Roxay is a self-identifying Hood Intellectual Xingona who was born and raised on occupied Coast Salish Territory. Roxana is the founder of La Roxay...
October 12 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

Roxana Pardo Garcia aka La Roxay is a self-identifying Hood Intellectual Xingona who was born and raised on occupied Coast Salish Territory. Roxana is the founder of La Roxay Productions and Hood Intellectual Xingona - and the current owner, cultural worker, and certified Xingona. She is also the co-founder and project lead of Alimentando al Pueblo.

Roxana attended the University of Washington where she received her BA in American Ethnic Studies. While a student Roxana was an active part of MEChA, where many campaigns were fought for – and won – that centered the histories and experiences of Black, Indigenous, students of color. Roxana graduated from UW being the first in her family to do so.

Roxana has been an active member in her community since she was a high school student. Through mentorship Roxana learned the importance of investing and loving the hood. She has been involved in grassroots movements in her hometown of Burien which successfully passed – and then saved – the city of Burien’s Sanctuary City Ordinance.

Her 10+ years of community involvement and organizing, include being a youth worker - specializing in working with Black, Indigenous, youth of color, a community engagement expert, mentor, and a spirited South King County advocate. Roxana is an experienced public speaker, event planner, presenter, event MC, facilitator, truth teller, and professional chismosa.

Roxana uses Indigenous knowledge and her genetic memories to do work that will allow people to live with dignity, respect, self and collective determination – because we know, nothing will liberate the hood, but the hood itself.

She lives in Burien with her family, loves naps - as any Taurus would.

Instagram: LaRoxayP
Facebook: La Roxay Productions
Linkedin: Roxana Pardo Garcia
Website: www.laroxay.com

BE Xingonx is organized by The BE Series

The BE Series (@uobeseries) brings together thinkers, makers, disrupters in every field to share their ideas on issues that really matter.

Doors: 5:30pm

Presentation: 6:00-7:30pm

Oct 13
Connect The Ducks: Bingo6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person general bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Open...
October 13 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person general bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Oct 14
Ducks After Dark: "Birds of Prey" (2020)7:15 p.m.

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID! Doors open/activities start at 7:15...
October 14 7:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks!

FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors open/activities start at 7:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.


About the movie:
Rating: R
After she begins to operate independently from the Joker, Harley Quinn teams up with Black Canary, Huntress, and Detective Renee Montoya to save a young street thief from a contract killing that has been initiated by Black Mask, a brutal and narcissistic Gotham City crime lord.

Oct 20
Connect The Ducks: Pop Culture Trivia6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person pop culture trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from...
October 20 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person pop culture trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Oct 21
Ducks After Dark: "A Quiet Place Part II"7:15 p.m.

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities, and snacks! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID! Doors open/activities start at 7:15...
October 21 7:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities, and snacks!

FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors open/activities start at 7:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.


About the movie:
Rating: PG-13
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Oct 27
Connect The Ducks: Halloween Bingo6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person Halloween bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from...
October 27 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person Halloween bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Oct 28
Ducks After Dark: The Rocky Horror Picture Show7:15 p.m.

***Ducks After Dark Special Event!*** Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, games, and pizza! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO...
October 28 7:15 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

***Ducks After Dark Special Event!***

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, games, and pizza!
FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors Open/Activities Start at 7:15pm 
Movie Starts at 8:00pm

About the Movie:
Rating: R
Newly engaged couple Brad and Janet breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a visit to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Ducks After Dark will provide prop bags, instructions, and help new Rocky Fans do the Time Warp. Not sure what we're talking about? If you have not yet had a Rocky Horror Experience, this is your chance to learn all about the iconic cult classic!

Ducks After Dark's RHPS event is a safe space for people of all identities. Audience members are welcome to practice self-expression.
 

**This film features language, themes and actions that maybe harmful to some viewers. 

Nov 3
Connect The Ducks: Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader Trivia6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person are you smarter than a 5th grader trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on...
November 3 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person are you smarter than a 5th grader trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Nov 4
Ducks After Dark: "Neighbors" (2014)7:15 p.m.

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID! Doors open/activities start at 7:15...
November 4 7:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks!

FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors open/activities start at 7:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.


About the movie:
Rating: R
Two parents wage war with a fraternity that moves into the house next door. Soon, an all-out war of revenge and pranks erupts.

Nov 10
Connect The Ducks: Grocery Bingo6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person grocery bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win grocery kits! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from...
November 10 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person grocery bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win grocery kits! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Nov 11
Ducks After Dark: "Black Widow" (2021)7:15 p.m.

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID! Doors open/activities start at 7:15...
November 11 7:15 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks!

FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors open/activities start at 7:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.


About the movie:
Rating: PG-13
Natasha Romanoff must reconnect with her former allies to take down a notorious assassin after being separated from her Avengers team. As Natasha and her family-like cohort continue on their quest, she must come to terms with her past in order to begin moving toward her future.

Nov 17
Connect The Ducks: Disney Trivia6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person Disney Trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Open...
November 17 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person Disney Trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Nov 18
Ducks After Dark: Yesterday (2019)7:15 p.m.

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks! FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID! Doors Open/Activities Start at...
November 18 7:15 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium room 214

Join us in the EMU Redwood Auditorium for a free movie, activities and snacks!
FREE entry for UO students with a valid UO ID!

Doors Open/Activities Start at 7:15pm 
Movie Starts at 8:00pm


About the Movie:
Rating: PG-13
After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom.

Nov 23
BE Rezilient with Tracie Jackson5:30 p.m.

Tracie Jackson is an UO alum and Indigenous designer focused on the intersectionality between culture, sport, and design. Tracie is focused on creating authentic...
November 23 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

Tracie Jackson is an UO alum and Indigenous designer focused on the intersectionality between culture, sport, and design. Tracie is focused on creating authentic representation for BIPOC in the sportswear industry.

Tracie Jackson is a Diné Indigenous artist and designer. Growing up on and off the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona she was raised by an artisan family full of weavers and silversmiths making her a fourth generation Diné artist. At age 14 she saw her future in the N7 logo she had seen at a Native basketball tournament. She had never seen Native representation in the sports world like it so she made it her goal to be N7's designer.

In 2018 she achieved her dream job of working for Nike N7. Starting out as a graphic designer for footwear and apparel she is now a Footwear Designer leading the N7 design team at Nike World Headquarters. In 2019 Tracie led the creative direction for the N7's Holiday Collection collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills. The collaboration featured footwear, clothing, and a custom designed Pendleton blanket with proceeds going back to the N7 Fund and the American Indian College Fund. On top of leading the creative side Tracie was also featured in the collections campaign highlighting Indigenous women who are 'Modern Matriarchs'. That same Fall Tracie and a few other Native women on the campaign were invited to lead a panel discussion at the Teen Vogue Summit explaining the meaning of being a 'Modern Matriarch'.

Outside of her Nike work Tracie creates handmade jewelry and art collections influenced by her perspective of Native arts meeting sport culture. In 2020 for the MTV VMAs Taboo from the music group Black Eyed Peas reached out to Tracie for custom made beadwork for his appearance and performance. Tracie created a beaded medallion Necklace made out of sterling silver, turquoise, and design motifs personal to Taboo and his Indigenous culture.

In 2021 she started her art shop called Rezilient Soles focused on the intersectionality between sportwear and Indigenous culture. The artwork ranging from overt Indigenous designs to Indigenous craftsmanship done with a sports twist. Representation matters and she's using art and design to create space for Indigenous peoples in sport.

Instagram: @rezilient.soles

BE Rezilient is organized by The BE Series

The BE Series (@uobeseries) brings together thinkers, makers, disrupters in every field to share their ideas on issues that really matter.

Doors: 5:30pm

Presentation: 6:00-7:30pm

Nov 24
Connect The Ducks: Self-Care Bingo6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person self-care bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win stress reduction kits! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays...
November 24 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person self-care bingo in the EMU by the O desk. Win stress reduction kits! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Dec 1
Connect The Ducks: All Around the World Trivia6:00 p.m.

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person all around the world trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break! These events will be on Wednesdays from...
December 1 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), near O Desk

Connect the Ducks is hosting in-person all around the world trivia in the EMU by the O desk. Win Duck Bucks! Meet people! Take a break!

These events will be on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Open to UO students only. Bring your UO ID.

Jan 25
MLK 2022 Keynote Speaker Payton Head5:30 p.m.

UO's 2022 Martin Luther King Keynote Speaker is organized by The Be Series and the Dean of Students: Multicultural Education Engagement and Student...
January 25 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

UO's 2022 Martin Luther King Keynote Speaker is organized by The Be Series and the Dean of Students: Multicultural Education Engagement and Student Success

The BE Series (@uobeseries) brings together thinkers, makers, disrupters in every field to share their ideas on issues that really matter.

Doors: 5:30pm

Presentation: 6pm-7:30pm

A rising community leader, Payton Head is invested in developing institutional cultures that are grounded in equity. He empowers students and campus administrators to fight hatred with radical love for others and themselves.

Following the events in Ferguson, he spearheaded conversations about improving race relations in the state of Missouri. Head’s viral Facebook post detailing his experience with fighting systemic injustice at Mizzou ignited the student body to fight for a more inclusive campus and be a change agent in higher education. A rising community leader, Payton Head details the adversities caused by race, gender, and sexual orientation discrimination and proven solutions to facilitate open dialogue and embrace marginalized communities.

With passion about the theory of education and action in order to affect change, with the National Campus Leadership Council and the US Department of Education in 2016, he co-authored a guide for student leaders on strategy for addressing inclusion at educational institutions and presents to university communities nationwide on the importance of creating a culture of acceptance.

Head’s latest work has been internationally focused. He spent the summer of 2018 in Amsterdam and at the European Parliament in Strasbourg analyzing the rise of populism in the West. He also traveled to Israel and Palestine and learned from activists and lawmakers in Ramallah and Jerusalem about American solidarity in the ongoing conflict.

Head represents American youth of the African Diaspora with the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. In October 2019, he was selected to address the African Union and United Nations in Dakar, Senegal advocating for the investment in youth initiatives that unite young people of African Descent.

Payton has been featured on various outlets including The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and Teen Vogue’s: How 3 Students Changed the Course of History at Their Schools amongst others. During his tenure at the University of Chicago, he served as communications director for UChicago’s Black Action in Public Policy Studies and Program Coordinator for the Inaugural Obama Foundation Scholar’s Master of Arts in International Development and Policy Program.

Head holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with certifications in Leadership, Multicultural and Black Studies from the University of Missouri. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy Studies with certifications in Global Conflict and International Development Policy from the University of Chicago. He is a Fall 2014 initiate of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and a 2020 New Leaders Council Chicago Fellow.