Learning Goal: I'm working on a humanities discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn. BACKGROUND Oh, no! Kristin is sick this week. So, I am pushing back the due date of your first "Big Ideas" reflection papers from 9/28 to 10/5. This will give me time to better prepare you for what I *promise* will be an interesting small assignment. For our 9/28 class, I will have you watch the film connected to our next unit on Universalist Ethics: Judas and the Black Messiah. Please listen to this audio explainer: Plan for 921.m4a. MATERIALS Optional: Read Dr. Anika Prather's Understanding Friendship through the Eyes of Aristotle – Antigone (antigonejournal.com) Optional: Dr. Cori Wong's Feminist Friendship & watch Meet Cori Wong – TEDxCSU Required: Mia Mingus, Access Intimacy, Interdependence and Disability Justice | Leaving Evidence (wordpress.com) Required: Our primary reading is María Lugones, Playfulness, "World"-Travelling, and Loving Perception (1987) Optional, but helpful: Video Lecture: Lugones, "Playfulness, 'World'-Travelling and Loving Perception" - YouTube Optional: Examples of 'big ideas': List of philosophical concepts - Wikipedia & the Lugones Lexicon PROMPT Part A. Using your own judgment, pull out 4-5 big ideas or key concepts from our materials for this week. Examples might include "access intimacy" or "arrogant perception" or "playfulness." Part B. Then, focus on one of these big ideas and type out 2-3 quotes from the reading that explain this idea. These can just be in a list with no additional commentary. Make sure that this idea goes beyond common sense; make it something new to you that you might want to explain to a friend. Part C. Explain this concept in a paragraph just using your own words and illustrating the big idea with an example of your own (from your life, Crip Camp, a favorite film, or a TV show). Part D. (Not due until after everyone has posted): Respond with a paragraph to another group member's post. Make this conversational, not critical or just complimentary. Expand on their ideas. Ask friendly questions. Draw connections.