African American Employees Network (AFAM)

Welcome to the AFAM site!

AFAM is the reconstitution of a former support group for African American employees at El Camino College.  The main purpose is to allow African American employees to network, be in comunity, and assist and support our students.  We also work with campus officials in increasing African American faculty and employees.  Given the political implications that surface after the George Floyd murders, AFAM established ourselves as leader on campus in dismantling institutional and structural racist practices.

Here are archived highlights of events over the academic years!

Race Racism Reform and Healing

Juneteenth 2020 Reflection: Dialogue on Race, Racism, Reform, and Healing

El Camino College’s African American Employees Network invites you to join us for a dialogue on race, racism, reform and healing. While this forum is open to the public, the target audience is current and former El Camino College African American staff, faculty, and administrators.  The goal is to allow the participants to express their feelings around the current social issues instigated by yet another senseless killing of an unarmed black man at the hands of the police and the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition to dialogue, invited speakers will present a historical frame that surrounds these issues on a national level as well as at El Camino College. The ultimate goal is to draft a plan of action with a strategy on how El Camino College can foster a culture that eliminates racial injustices and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion within the campus community.


Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 1:15pm

Click here to watch the recording.

Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth 2021 Reflection: From Trauma to Triumph

El Camino College’s African American Employees Network invites you to join us for a critical reflection on the journey between Black trauma and Black triumph. During this virtual town hall, discussions will take place around current social issues including events from the past year and its impact on African American people.


Date: June 18, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

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Justice From All Sides

Our two upcoming “Justice From All Sides” virtual townhall discussion on

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

and also on

Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 1:00pm to 2:30 pm.

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The History We Stand On: Re-interting the African American Experience into the South Bay History o Los Angeles County

A key part of celebrating Black History Month is taking time to uplift African American trailblazers and earth shakers of the community for their achievements and contributions that have changed the landscape of U.S. History.


Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson, author of Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era, will "speak on the proposed African American housing tract once slated for the land now occupied by El Camino College".


Date: April 21, 2022
Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Location: East Dining Hall (above the ECC Bookstore)

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Beyond Mattering

Beyond Mattering: Centering the Student Narrative

Black Student Success Week will open with welcoming remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Board of Governors President Pamela Haynes, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, and scholar Dr. Frank Harris. The Black Hour will include highlighted Black student success data presented by The RP Group and will conclude with a panel of students and faculty sharing an intergenerational conversation centering the student narrative and moving beyond mattering.


Date: April 25, 2022

Time: 12:00pm

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The History We Stand On

The History We Stand On: A Chronicle of the Land that El Camino College Occupies

Join us for the opening reception of an exhibit that examines the history of the land occupied by El Camino College.  Learn about the first inhabitants, the Gabrielino Tongva, and the contested use of land throughout history, including Mexican ranchos, Japanese tenant farming, and Gordon Manor, a proposed middle class housing tract slated for African Americans.


Date: May 12, 2022
Time: 1:15pm
Location: El Camino College Library Lobby