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City Club Of Boise - The Confluence Of Race And Gender For Women Of Color


Representing successful women in our community with diverse backgrounds. The discussion focused on the experiences of our panelists and moderator — both as women and as members of diverse racial and ethnic groups — and how those experiences may intersect and diverge from the experiences of others. 


Irene Ruiz (she/her) is an organizer at the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils. She is also Co Founder of PODER of Idaho and serves on the ACLU Idaho board of directors. 


Gayla Thomas-Dabney is the Regional Director, Diversity and Inclusion – Western Region at Saint Alphonsus Health System. She previously served as Director of Equity and Inclusion for Boise State University.


Moderator: Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders, University of Idaho College of Law.

Erik has worked for Boise State Public Radio in many capacities over 20 years and has the great pleasure to bring excellent non-commercial radio news and music broadcasts to listeners throughout southwest Idaho.