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A Minor Revolution: How Prioritizing Kids Benefits Us All

  • Presented By: New York State Library Location: Online 222 Madison Avenue, Seventh Floor, Albany, NY 12230 Albany, NY 12230
  • Dates: October 17, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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    Advances in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and public health have provided us with an ability unparalleled in human history to understand and protect children.  But we have not seized the moment. This is a moral problem, but it’s also an economic and social one: by failing our children today, we doom ourselves in the years ahead.  The root cause of nearly every major challenge we face—from crime to poor health to poverty—can be found in our mistreatment of children.  But in that sobering truth is also the key to changing our fate as a nation. We must reform our world—our institutions, our laws, our business practices, our parenting—to put children first.  

    Adam Benforado is a law professor and the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Unfair (Penguin Random House, 2016) and the brand-new book A Minor Revolution: How Prioritizing Kids Benefits Us All (Penguin Random House, 2023).  A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he served as a federal appellate law clerk and an attorney at Jenner & Block, before joining Drexel University.  Adam has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and his op-eds and essays have appeared in a variety of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, Time, and Rolling Stone.  Adam Benforado lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two children. 

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