2013 AFRAM Conference
We are pleased to announce that the AFRAM 2013 Leadership
Conference will convene April 18-21, 2013 at the Sheraton
Gateway Hotel located in Los Angeles, California. Our theme
this year is: "Rise to the Challenge of Leadership"
This year’s Conference promises to be better than ever. We
plan to reflect on our role in the age of President Obama,
study our history, discuss how we broaden our role in our
communities, expand our vision and strengthen our commitment
to improve the lives of working families. Please join us in
making our conference an extraordinary event. AFRAM strongly
urges you to contact the leadership of your local Union and
request that they send a contribution to the National African
American Caucus to support the 2013 conference. In order for
the conference to be a success it is vital that the conference
is supported by your Local Union...more..
For info on Chris Gardner and Guest speakers
during the conference
Christopher Paul Gardner (born February 9, 1954 in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American entrepreneur, investor,
stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist
who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while
raising his toddler son, Christopher, Jr. Gardner's book of
memoirs, "The Pursuit of Happyness", was published in May 2006
Gardner's personal struggle of establishing himself as a
stockbroker while managing fatherhood and homelessness is
portrayed in the 2006 motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness,
directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Will Smith.
We extend our condolences to the family of Yolanda Neal
On behalf of all AFRAM members, we extended our
sincere condolences to the family of Yolanda Neal. May God
grant her peace.
RAM National President
The SEIU family is mourning the loss of a dedicated sister,
leader and ULTCW Member, Political Organizer Yolanda Neal.
Yolanda died October 2nd after a terrible car accident in Las
Vegas. Her team was en route to canvass to re-elect Pres.
A true drum major for justice, Yolanda was active in her union
and community. As a lost time member who came off of her job
in California, she recognized the importance of this election
and as a dedicated activist within her local union, accepted
the responsibility of getting involved.
click here for
From the office of the President
Dear SEIU African American Caucus Members and Friends:
It gives me great pleasure to welcome each of you to the
SEIU-AFRAM website. This site gives SEIU members of African
descent an opportunity to network, renew old acquaintances,
develop new friendships and devise strategies on how we can
increase our contributions to the goals of our Union and
positively influence our communities.
The African American community faces tremendous challenges and
we cannot expect SEIU or any one organization or institution
to solve them for us. History has shown us that people of like
minds, dedicated to taking positive action can change the
world for the better. Our people throughout the history of
America have been charged with the task of fighting for
Freedom, Justice, Equality and our share of the best that
America has to offer.
Since its founding in 1996, AFRAM has played a significant
role in providing education and leadership development
experience for people of African descent. AFRAM has
consistently reminded our Union that our leadership should
reflect the membership. We believe that diversity is not a
slogan, but a strategy based on sound moral principles for
living in the world community, especially in the 21st century.
2011 AFRAM National Conference
The AFRAM 2011 National conference
was a success. It
was held at the
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure
in Weston, Florida. To view pictures and video
from the conference click here. To download the 2011 National AFRAM
program click here.
Mary Kay Henry gave the Keynote at AFRAM 2011
President Henry shared her vision for SEIU and
the Fight For A Fair Economy. The AFRAM Conference took
place April 28-May 1st 2011 at the Hyatt Bonaventure
Conference Center in Weston, Florida.
Paulette Simpson-Gipson, AFRAM Western Region President
nominated by Compton NAACP
AFRAM Western Region President Paulette Simpson-Gipson, has
been nominated by the Compton NAACP to be honored at the
25th State Senate District Women of Distinction Recognition
Luncheon on March 4, 2011.
85th Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping
Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Founding of the
Nation's only Black labor union, the Brotherhood os Sleeping
Car porters. Click here
for more information on this event.
Memory of John "JJ" Johnson
2010 our brother John "JJ" Johnson, Founder & President of SEIU Local
617 of New Jersey passed.
AFRAM Chicago Conference 2010
SEIU AFRAM -
Raising to the challenge of leadership. Chicago 2010
August 27-29. We came together for an important
For additional information on conference
Bashir to attend 56th U.S. Annual Employee Benefits
Roderick S. Bashir, VP and Directors of Human Resources
Serivce Employees International Union Local #1 speaks about
attending the conference. For more information
Reclaim the Dream
SEIU National and SEIU 722 Commerated the 47th Anniversary
of the March on Washington. "Reclaim the
Watch Reverend Al Sharpton, Martin L. King III, Mark H.
Morial , Tom Joyner, Melanie Campbell and many more.
The march was on Saturday, August 28th - Dunbar High School , Washington, DC.
To view the video click here.
The National African American Caucus (SEIU)
AFRAM 2010 application form is ready. To download
here and mail completed form and check the AFRAM SEIU 1673
Columbia Rd NW #100, Washington, DC 20009.
It looks like we have a place to have an Eastern Region
Executive Board Meeting on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Veronica
has confirmed the 1199 New Jersey office. I am requesting an
address from Veronica to send to you all. Due to the short
notice I am asking that you RSVP to see if this is doable. Also,
I am trying to do an agenda, so if there is something that you
would like to have on it, please send that too. If you have
contacts with other board members please notify them of this
meeting. If the New Jersey location so desire, we may can have a
meet and greet for any non Executive Board Members that may wish
to meet us. We will probably need a count. Kyle, and or Valerie,
can you notify the members in Philly. Some one may want to come
to represent the group.