© 2021 Boise State Public Radio

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact us at boisestatepublicradio@boisestate.edu or call (208) 426-3663.
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

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.

A lifelong Idahoan, Erik has worked for Boise State Public Radio in many capacities over 20 years and is pleased to help bring non-commercial radio news and music to listeners. When he's not wrangling promotions or satellite schedules, he can be heard as weekday host on our news service.