Looking for my next
to make a change.
The equitable way.
This is me.
My name is Jamila Aurora Dozier. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Sonoma State University and my Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Lewis & Clark College. I have extensive experience in equity work, strategic planning, and education. I am currently based in Portland, Oregon and I work as the East Portland Policy Coordinator at the Portland Housing Bureau.
In the Portland community, I serve on the City of Portland's Human Rights Commission and, most recently, Metro's Committee on Racial Equity (CORE). As a commissioner, I serve as an advisory board to the City Commissioners and Mayor of Portland on a variety of human rights issues including houselessness, policing, immigration, and discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability. In all the work I do as an educator, Human Rights Commissioner, and CORE member, I utilize targeted universalism, centering populations who are most marginalized and vulnerable when making decisions and providing support to individuals.
As a low-income, first-generation college and graduate student, I centers my work on creating equitable access to education, food, and housing. I have facilitated a variety of trainings around implicit bias, conflict, trauma and trauma-informed interviewing, and sexual assault prevention, response, and advocacy.
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A bit about my work.
I'm a firm believer and practitioner of equity and social justice. I work with clients to infuse equity in all processes from hiring to business expansion. I utilize targeted universalism in everything I do - centering individuals with marginalized identities to effect the most change within communities. I believe that every person should have equitable access to healthy food, housing, healthcare, and education regardless of race, skin color, age, ability, sexual orientation, or gender. If you want to advance equity in your work to eliminate structural inequality, let's chat!