Week 3: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Live at 7:00 pm
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Too Fat For China follows Phoebe Potts, a comic storyteller, and a self-described “professional Jew” as she tries, fails, and eventually succeeds to adopt a baby. Potts is the daughter of journalists from Brooklyn, where everyone was indignant before breakfast and stories were the currency of relationships. After a U.S. adoption goes horribly wrong, Potts finds herself surprised, disgusted, and ultimately resigned to the role she plays as a middle-class white woman in the business of adopting babies in the U.S. and internationally. Potts’ tragicomic journey is about looking for more – more love, more life, and more family. She will do anything to get it, including having her morals and values fold in on themselves. With humor and honesty, Potts tells the story of the terrible things she did for love. The evening’s moderator is Dr. Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, associate professor, Communication, Journalism, and Media Department, Suffolk University.
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