This past week really focused on activist media from the work of Marlon Riggs as well as Goodman’s piece on the importance of teaching youth media especially in such a media saturated environment that generations like our are growing up in. But what I think is really important about activist media is creating content that is obviously extremely important in message and news content, but also creating something that is deeper in connection to both the creator and the audience. I know that below someone had already posted about Paris Is Burning, and I think this is one of the best examples of activist media to date. It is similar to the work of Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied, except I think that it goes even deeper into the personal lives and struggles of the people it documents-queer black men in the ball scene- which resonates with the audience, and the community being documented at an even stringer level. Paris Is Burning is a film I consistently refer back to because my experience with the film was unforgettable. While Riggs piece was also extremely important and noteworthy, I think that personal value and connection is really integral in teaching youth activist media in order to connect with and create the most meaningful content.