AFRAM is here to teach everyone the contributions of African Americans and our rich history in our country and our union. We are also here to continue the legacy and the importance of being able to address the issues of our union members and the African American culture. Our union is the platform for AFRAM to educate, empower, engage, and elevate our members.

Our local AFRAM Caucus in Oregon is part of the national SEIU AFRAM Caucus, which hosts conferences and engages members in making social, economic, and political change. 

Here in Oregon, the AFRAM Caucus is:

  • Enhancing opportunities for education, training, mentorship, and leadership development. 
  • Providing a venue for networking for SEIU members and staff. 
  • Promoting social, economic, and political justice within the workplace, union, local communities, and at the national level

For more information, or to get involved, please email or connect with the Caucus on Facebook. Participation in the AFRAM Caucus is open to all.

President: Nannette “D” Carter-Jafri
Vice-President: Michael Williams
Secretary: Ibrahim Coulibaly 
Staff Advisor: Marvel Smith and Hawa Abdullahi
AFRAM Caucus Facebook Page

AFRAM Member Conversations

An ongoing series about racism in the workplace and other issues affecting AFRAM members. Hosted by AFRAM President Carol Littleton-Kelly and Treasurer Glendora Claybrooks.

May 27, 2022 edition: AFRAM Members Carol and Glendora talk about AFRAM’s goals, and why it wants to encourage discussions about racism in the workplace. Listen here.

June 3, 2022 edition: AFRAM Members Carol and Nannette “D” Jafri discuss why it’s crucial to have an open mind in a dialogue about racism. Listen here.

June 10, 2022 edition: AFRAM member Ibrahim Coulibaly talks about what racism in the workplace looks like, why it isn’t always obvious when it occurs, what microaggressions are, and what we can all do to combat racism at work. Listen here.