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New Theory Consulting was founded in 2020 in the midst of the racial justice uprising following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. With years of experience, we came together in an effort to educate the community to begin the work of dismantling the racist structures that have continuously perpetuated inequality in the United States.
At New Theory Consulting, we are firm believers and practitioners of equity and social justice. We work with clients to infuse equity in all processes from hiring to business expansion. At New Theory Consulting, we utilize targeted universalism in everything we do - centering individuals with marginalized identities to effect the most change within communities. We 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.
Jamila Aurora Dozier, M.A.
Jamila is a Queer, bilingual Afro-Latina originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently based in Portland, OR. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Sonoma State University and her Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Lewis & Clark College. Jamila is currently based in Portland, Oregon and works as the East Portland Policy Coordinator at the Portland Housing Bureau. She has extensive experience in equity work, strategic planning, education, youth and community engagement, social media, and web design.
In the Portland community, Jamila serves on the City of Portland's Human Rights Commission and Metro's Committee on Racial Equity (CORE). As a commissioner and CORE member, she serves as an advisory board to elected officials including, Metro Councilmembers, City of Portland Commissioners, and Mayor of Portland on a variety of equity issues including racial equity, houselessness, policing, immigration, and discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability.
In all the work she does as an educator, Human Rights Commissioner, and CORE member, Jamila utilizes 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, Jamila centers her work on creating equitable access to education, food, and housing. She has facilitated a variety of trainings around implicit bias and structural racism, conflict resolution and de-escalation, the neurobiology of trauma, and sexual assault prevention, response, and advocacy.
Ruby Joy White
Ruby Joy White describes herself as half creative, half sociologist. She holds a degree in Journalism and a degree in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado, as well as a transformational leadership certificate from Imagine Black (formerly the Portland African American Leadership Forum). Ruby has extensive experience in anti-racist and equity work, education, community engagement, data assessment & research, employment policy, cultural and creative curating, arts administration, writing, editing, strategic planning, leadership transmogrification, recruitment, and organizational development.
Currently, Ruby serves as the Equity and Racial Justice Program Manager at Metro, a regional governmental agency. Ruby is also a board member of the Alberta Abbey Foundation, Heart Advisory Council, Imagine Black, and a co-founder of the Black Sustainability Collective--a mutual aid fund and organizational research resource for Black Diasporic communities.
Ruby’s foci when working with organizations is to address blatant acts of racism/discrimination, the dismantling of organizational culture rooted in White Supremacy, the analyzation of power and power structures, anti-Black and anti-Indigenous actions, utilization of trauma-informed assessment, and to collectively work with staff to create and identify goals, outcomes, and overall strategies to infuse racial equity into the very foundation of the organization, including recruitment and retention efforts.