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Creating Change for Girls Across the World with Dale Hanson Bourke

Air Dates: October 9-15, 2023 

All over the world, girls face challenges—and outcomes—far worse than boys—a fact borne out by research on different continents and in different societies. But Dale Bourke says that the challenges facing girls shouldn’t overwhelm us; they should inspire us.

Bourke is an award-winning writer and editor who has served as president of the CIDRZ Foundation and SVP at World Relief, publisher of Religion News Service. She has also been a syndicated columnist. She has traveled extensively and written about the issues people worldwide face for various national and international publications. Her forthcoming book, “Strong Girls, Strong World,” will be released on October 23, 2023.

On this episode of “Story in the Public Square,” Bourke discusses the negative implications our society faces if women don’t have access to education among other opportunities. She says, “but there are also so many opportunities for girls that can be [created] if we take action. What I’ve tried to do in the book is give people every opportunity to even take one small step.”

“Story in the Public Square” broadcasts each week on public television stations across the United States. A full listing of the national television distribution is available at this link. In Rhode Island and southeastern New England, the show is broadcast on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET, Sundays at 4:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124. “Story in the Public Square” is a project of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.