Speakers: Taylor Jones, Sisilen Simo, Yasmine Shead, and Morgan Johnson.
  Intro - Erik G.
  You're listening to the ExperienceSDSU Podcast - created by students, for students, here at San Diego State.
  Taylor Jones 0:00
  Hey everyone. Welcome to this episode, our first episode of the experience SDSU Podcast. I'm one of your hosts Taylor Jones. I work in the experience SDSU office as a social media assistant, go ahead and follow us at Experience SDSU on Instagram and Twitter. I'm a fourth year marketing major with an emphasis in IMC.
  Sisi Simo 0:19
  Hey guys, I'm Sisilen, I am also a student assistant for social media at the experience SDSU office here at San Diego State. I am a fourth year senior and an advertising major.
  Yasmine Shead 0:32
  Hi everyone. My name is Yasmine Shed visiting on this episode. I'm here from the Black Resource Center, where I currently work as a social media coordinator, also a part of the SDSU Diamonds. I'm a fourth year here studying psychology.
  Morgan Johnson 0:46
  What's up everyone? My name is Morgan Johnson. I'm also a guest here on today's podcast here from the BRC. I work as a HGS 2.0 mentor. I'm a fourth year graduating senior majoring in criminal justice and minoring in Africana Studies.
  Sisi Simo 1:02
  Yes ma'am. Can we just give it up for the Black excellence in the room? All women by the way.IF you didn’t know. Love that. So we're gonna go ahead and jump right into our podcast episode today. Obviously, if you're here, you know, we're here to talk about Black History Month. And that on campus and you know, having some people from the BRC, you want to get you guys kind of input on how you feel about you know, the Black experience, you know, on campus and your own individual experience.
  Taylor Jones 1:33
  So I think a great place to start is what is the BRC? What does BRC stand for?
  Yasmine Shead 1:39
  So the BRC is our SDSU Black Resource Center. And basically we are a safe space on campus. It's Black students are welcome to come, eat, hang out, study, we have social events, we have academic events, we have all types of Black people coming in and out of our space. So yeah, it's basically just like a little sanctuary on campus for the Black community to come and know that we're looking out for them.[a]
  Taylor Jones 2:04
  Sisi Simo 2:05
  I agree. I definitely think that's how I got into the BRC. I didn't really use it my freshman and sophomore years, which I kind of regret now. But junior year when we came back from COVID and everything and I was looking for a community and lo and behold, there was the BRC welcoming me with open arms. And yeah, I just really appreciate having that, you know, on campus.
  Yasmine Shead 2:28
  Yeah, that's really our focus, honestly, like, we want people to be able to feel like, if I ever needed anything, I know I could come here. If I ever needed somewhere to go. I know I could come here. And if I was ever looking for someone that looks like me, or that's gonna care about me, I know the BRC will have that somewhere.
  Sisi Simo 2:44
  And Morgan, how do you feel like the BRC has impacted your experience here at SDSU?
  Morgan Johnson 2:50
  Well, I feel like the BRC is the reason I stayed at SDSU. There were always times where I felt like I wanted to transfer because I just, you know, wasn't enjoying my experience. But I always had the BRC to turn to, you know, a support system. I have friends there. Even just the faculty that work there, they're really supportive. Dr. Reddick, who was the director in the past, she was also very supportive and knew that, you know, if you had an issue you could turn to her. So it's really just a safe space, you know, for us to be able to have a community you know, you don't really get that outside of the BRC. So certainly a safe space for me.
  Taylor Jones 3:23
  It's a great space for creating community, which is so important. It's nice to just have a safe space and the vibe, there's cool, it's really like come kick it, chill.
  Yasmine Shead 3:32
  Yeah, they actually planned every detail of the BRC from the color of the walls to the paintings on the walls. And that's why you don't really see it change that much like looks wise. But yeah, that was all handpicked and very intentional. I
  Morgan Johnson 3:45
  It's really like a home like I take naps.
  Sisi Simo 3:48
  That's one thing I will say is I'll go to the BRC and I'm gonna say I'm gonna go study.
  All 3:52
  Sisi Simo 3:52
  - And I end up going in, and I'm just kicking it for like two hours talking to people.
  Yasmine Shead 3:56
  Right, and I can go get some snacks, I can be fed, I know. I can take a nap, I can have someone to talk to like, it's literally a home.
  Sisi Simo 4:01
  Shout Out the BRC fridge because without the BRC fridge people would be starving on campus.
  Morgan Johnson 4:08
  Thirsty, parched.
  Taylor Jones 4:10
  Right, so thinking of resources, we’re kind of talking about what do y'all think is the most underutilized resource at the BRC?
  Morgan Johnson 4:18
  Well, we have a new media center. It's brand new. So I would say it hasn't really had the opportunity to be used yet, but I will say it's underused, just because it's brand new and still in the works, but.
  Taylor Jones 4:28
  Awesome! So what can you explain a little bit more about the media center?
  Yasmine Shead 4:32
  That was gonna be mine too. I would definitely say our new media center. It's working to be a space kind of like the back door. Right now. We have three new MacBooks, a green screen, a camera, a TV, podcast mics and stuff. So we're kind of trying to build that space for Black creatives on campus because we do have spaces on campus. Don't get me wrong, but they're booked and busy all the time. And they're not catered to Black students, which is a different experience. It's a whole different experience. So Yeah, definitely if you're a Black creative in any way, shape or form any media, any music, any film, anything, anything, please come use our new media center.It's for us. Yeah.
  Sisi Simo 5:14
  For us by us.
  Yasmine Shead 5:16
  literally, It was. That's another thing that was advocated for through students. Someone that graduated like two years ago. Two years ago, she had been advocating for a media center, a Black Media Center for her whole college career. So she graduated and then two years later, we got it.
  Taylor Jones 5:33
  That's amazing.
  All 5:34
  Shout out to her!
  Sisi Simo 5:36
  So speaking on like, her legacy with the BRC? Can you guys give us a little bit of the history of the BRC? When was it founded on campus?
  Morgan Johnson 5:44
  Well, the BRC opened up actually my freshman year in 2018. The BRC birthday is actually coming up.
  Morgan Johnson 5:53
  Next Friday, on Monday, the 28th Sorry, next Monday, the 28th. But yeah, we opened up Monday, the 28th to be our third birthday. Fourth birthday. You know, wow. I'm old.
  Morgan Johnson 6:11
  We’re turning four on Monday, so you've been here for quite a while, but we still continue to grow.
  Yasmine Shead 6:16
  Yeah, like I said, I kind of already said it was started from student advocacy. There was an incident of police brutality on campus. Black students weren't really okay with the way that it happened. And they wanted answers. They then had a silent protest outside of the administration building, and the admin understood where the Black students were coming from. And so they curated a list of demands. One being a Black Resource Center on campus. Two years later, that was in 2016. Two years later, we opened in 2018. Four years later, we're still open, we're still thriving. We have two academic success programs now starting with when we first opened it was Harambe which is a first year student success program for Black students.
  Sisi Simo 6:58
  I feel like Harambe really gave you a community here at state that I felt that I was missing.
  Taylor Jones 7:03
  It definitely really established a really strong and foundational cohort from the beginning.
  Morgan Johnson 7:09
  Most of the people I know now like I'm cool with, I met in Harambe.
  Taylor Jones 7:14
  Yeah, for sure.
  Sisi Simo 7:15
  So I think one thing I would tell freshmen as well if you're listening to this is to please be involved in Harambe and at the BRC because I promise you it will make your experience at SDSU that much more enjoyable.
  Taylor Jones 7:29
  And that's even just a tip for any freshmen. I know we're talking about the BRC, but in general, getting involved when you get to campus is the best way to kind of establish those support groups and those friend groups from the beginning.
  Yasmine Shead 7:41
  Especially like academic first year programs, there's a bunch outside of the BRC, like that first year is crucial!
  All 7:49
  very, very Crucial.
  Yasmine Shead 7:51
  Yeah, so yeah, that's one of our programs. It started as Harambe when we first opened. Oh, well, it was Harambe way before the BRC first opened. Yeah. And then our first year, it was the last year of Harambee and then in 2019, was when we created Henrietta Goodwin scholars, which we refer to as HGS. And that's named after the first Black college graduate from SDSU!
  Sisi Simo 8:11
  Come on, Henrietta!
  Taylor Jones 8:12
  I was about to say shout out to Henrietta!
  Yasmine Shead 8:16
  They actually didn't include her like in the graduation ceremony and stuff. But if you look at the records of the graduating class for that year, she is on it.
  Taylor Jones 8:25
  Check the receipts baby!
  Sisi Simo 8:26
  We need to give her some applause, like do we give Henrietta some applause?
  All 8:30
  very much so!
  Yasmine Shead 8:34
  So that's HGS, yeah last year in 2020 we created the second year Success Program.
  Morgan Johnson 8:41
  Yasmine Shead 8:42
  Which is HGS 2.0 and so that's for sophomores. So we have those two programs, one is for freshmen, one is for sophomores, freshman is more academic based, getting to know campus, getting to know college life sophomore is more like okay, you're here. You've done it. And now what are we going to do to make this college career successful outside of that? My favorite program that we have, signature wise, would probably be Kwanzaa.
  Taylor Jones 9:08
  oh Yeah.
  Yasmine Shead 9:08
  I love Kwanzaa and I think it's so fun. I never knew what Kwanzaa was before I came to college, don't judge me.
  Sisi Simo 9:14
  Can you educate our listeners here on what Kwanzaa is?
  Yasmine Shead 9:16
  Oh yes. Kwanzaa is a Pan African holiday, kind of like a harvest festival, but it's celebrated during Christmas time from December 26 to January 1, each day, and has a principle that goes with it. And basically, people of the African diaspora celebrate in different ways. Our traditions and strengths as a community.
  Yasmine Shead 9:23
  Yeah, and it's one of my faves.
  Morgan Johnson 9:43
  Yeah, every year we have a little Kwanzaa celebration.
  Yasmine Shead 9:47
  It's not little, it's actually a pretty big thing!
  Sisi Simo 9:51
  Not gonna lie, I was eating those Kwanzaa leftovers for like,some days
  Yasmine Shead 9:55
  The food is always so good at Kwanza!
  Sisi Simo 9:57
  The food was so good. Yeah, shout out the BRC for keeping me fed.
  Yasmine Shead 10:01
  It's a great tradition.
  Taylor Jones 10:02
  I feel like we're missing some events. I feel like the BRC hosts so much stuff especially out on that patio. I love that patio.
  Yasmine Shead 10:08
  Especially this year, like we didn't utilize it that much. Yeah, COVID coming back, you know, I want to keep it safe. So there's been a lot of outside events, but it's been so fun to like, reverse the space. Like, it looks a certain way all the time. But then for Kwanzaa, we dressed it up for other events, we'll dress it down or whatever. It's fun.
  Taylor Jones 10:25
  And as far as like, from students, I know y'all kind of had a call out in the beginning of the episode for Black creatives for the media center. Are there any other roles that you can think of? That maybe is missing?
  Yasmine Shead 10:38
  Ummmm. I feel like we could definitely utilize a photographer or like a videographer. Like if someone was like, if that was their position, and they documented all of our stuff. Like there would be great content.
  Sisi Simo 10:50
  So what you're saying is the BRC needs a creative team.
  Morgan Johnson 10:52
  Yasmine Shead 10:53
  I feel like yeah, we definitely could use a creative team.
  Morgan Johnson 10:55
  and yas, she does. All the creative stuff alone. I know it can be stressful on her sometimes having to do the social media posts having to post the picture. I mean, taking pictures for it, having to create the flyers like it's a lot on her so a team would be a good idea.
  Sisi Simo 11:08
  If you guys ever see the BRC Instagram, which you should!
  Yasmine Shead 11:12
  follow us @ SDSUBRC.
  Sisi Simo 11:14
  That is all Yas’ work there and she's very talented. So yeah, check that out.
  Taylor Jones 11:20
  So if you're listening to this, you heard that if you're into social media, photography, all of that make sure you head over to the BRC.
  Sisi Simo 11:27
  They're welcoming you with open arms!
  Taylor Jones 11:30
  and plenty of food!
  Morgan Johnson 11:32
  and a place to sleep!
  Sisi Simo 11:33
  But like what's more important than that, though?
  Yasmine Shead 11:35
  Taylor Jones 11:36
  I mean, that's essential on campus.[b]
  Morgan Johnson 11:40
  Everything you need. free food what?
  Taylor Jones 11:41
  So we've kind of touched on this, but how would you describe the culture of the BRC?
  Morgan Johnson 11:47
  Family? It's a Family? Like, I don't know how else to explain it. I just go there, and I'm comfortable. like those are my people. Yeah, I know that. Going there I have someone to lean on. I have someone there that's gonna care about you know what's going on. It's just a very comfortable place to be. I couldn't see myself wanting to go any other place on campus and feel that same way that I feel at the BRC?
  Taylor Jones 12:12
  Yeah, definitely a special space.
  Yasmine Shead 12:13
  I would just say super passionate. Like, when something happens on campus. And someone's upset about it. Like we're all upset about it. You walk into the BRC and have something to say or something wrong or like, you know, I mean, we've all seen incidents on campus. We're all passionate, we're all riled up, we're all into the conversation or like yesterday, they're talking about relationships or something everybody was invested in the conversation. Like, there's just a lot of passion.
  Taylor Jones 12:41
  Hold on where was I?
  Sisi Simo 12:42
  I was at ASU, and we had that topic this week at ASU, about Black love or whatever. And it was very heated in the pride suite like.
  Morgan Johnson 12:52
  I was seeing the Instagram posts.
  Sisi Simo 12:55
  Yeah, it was heated and they're talking about Black love Black loyalty. But that's also why I love the BRC because like, it just fosters conversation.
  Morgan Johnson 13:05
  There's always a different conversation going on in the BRC.
  Yasmine Shead 13:07
  I walked in like, mid conversation, my shift started at three. And there were people in there talking and I was like, oh, like everybody's in this one conversation. Let me go see what they're talking about. Yeah, you just get wrapped up.
  Sisi Simo 13:17
  Yeah. And I think too like, like I said, freshmen, sophomore year, I didn't have a lot of like Black friends. And when I finally started, like making those connections and going to the BRC, I was nervous at first because I'm like oh my gosh, everybody here is like, they're who are y'all? And also to y'all all love each other. So much like, yeah, a part of that I do I fit in, like, I want to be a part of that.
  Yasmine Shead 13:38
  It's not even to say, like, Oh, I love Morgan so much because I live with her. And she's my roommate, like, even just the person who walks in, like, I'm working out the desk like, Oh, Hi, what's your name? And I'll end up talking to them for 30 minutes.
  All 13:48
  Yasmine Shead 13:49
  like, yeah, it's not even that. Oh, we're best friends. So I love you guys so much it's just we're Black and on campus.
  Morgan Johnson 13:55
  We're all going through the same experience?
  All 13:57
  Morgan Johnson 13:57
  We all know the struggle. We all know what we're going through together.
  Taylor Jones 14:00
  Yeah, for sure. And I think real quick, can we plug ASU? Okay. Oh, yeah.
  Sisi Simo 14:07
  Yeah. Let’s plug ASU. I love going to those meetings. I think it's great, it's so much fun out there. Like, and it's yeah, it's a great place to meet new people. And also too, like, for example, I was really I was preaching the gospel
  Yasmine Shead 14:21
  Sisi Simo 14:24
  At this last meeting, and I'm walking out of the on campus, and someone from the meeting stops me and he's like, Oh, my gosh, I heard you speaking in the meeting. You spoke very well, like what's your name?
  Taylor Jones 14:33
  Preach Preacher
  Sisi Simo 14:34
  Yeah, I was like, come to my sermon! Come to my sermon I'm preaching next week! But that just goes to show like just putting yourself out there and being in an environment where you can have conversation and just learn things about different people. Even though you're not expecting to it could build friendships, it could build relationships, like so much comes from just being in that space. So I really implore you to, to get out there even if you're scared. Just get out there and sit in the back you're gonna end up sitting in the back with five people. Right?
  Morgan Johnson 15:03
  Yeah. They meet on Wednesdays from three to four.
  Sisi Simo 15:09
  It's Very consistent. There's great topics each week they'll post it ahead of time on their Instagram so you can think of things you want to say. And yeah definitely just like reach out and and go out there and explore new things.
  Yasmine Shead 15:21
  They also do community service too.
  Sisi Simo 15:23
  They are going to make you feel included like they are going to include the entire diaspora, which is what I love.
  Sisi Simo 15:29
  How do you guys feel about your education like Black education here at school, at state?
  Morgan Johnson 15:34
  Well, I'm an Africana Studies minor, which was never my plan. I did not see myself minoring in anything, let alone Africana Studies. And not because I didn't want to but because like, I just never, that was never really the goal of mine. But the more I took Africana Studies classes, I learned so much like what I've learned in my African studies classes, a lot of what I learned, I did not know prior to college. I was not taught that in middle school, high school, elementary, like they leave out a lot of stuff. So I definitely recommend any Black student to take as many African Studies classes as you can.
  Taylor Jones 16:10
  They can sometimes double for two requirements. Yes, because it's cultural as well. So definitely get into those AFRAS classes. And I will say this, if you have never experienced or have rarely experienced having a Black professor, which is very true for so many people. I will say like, it wasn't until my freshman year here taking an AFRAS class when I had the first Black teacher that I could call to mind in all my years of schooling up to that point. So.
  Yasmine Shead 16:35
  I'll speak to our faculty. I think we have a great, great AFRAS department.
  Taylor Jones 16:40
  And like you both said, These people are in the field doing the work like you can do a lot of study abroad classes with these professors.
  Yasmine Shead 16:48
  You don't even understand one conversation, one like genuine conversation with a professor can turn around your whole college career Exactly. That's another thing, like kind of what I was saying about the faculty choice for the AFRAS department, just seeing that like they're all doctors, they all have PhD's.
  Sisi Simo 17:05
  I implore you guys to just please look at any AFRAS class, and just take it on a whim even if you don't know what it's about. It
  Sisi Simo 17:13
  really opened, like welcomed me with open arms and just having that community I don't want to cry, but like it really no, no. Because in my experience he like I was so unhappy. And being able to find that community and find those people. It just really makes my heart happy. [c]
  Taylor Jones 17:28
  Yeah, that's what I'm saying I've definitely felt loved, like and even out, you know, outside of mentorships. Like these relationships that we're building with each other, are so so important. I think it's really difficult to get through something as hard as college on your own or without a strong friend support group because there's no like, it's been a common theme among all of us that we're talking about college is just hard.
  Yasmine Shead 17:52
  It’s that simple!
  Taylor Jones 17:54
  Like at the end of the day college is so so difficult. College is a lot of learning at a rapid pace and I'm talking about outside of the classroom.
  Yasmine Shead 18:02
  That’s what i'm saying! It’s not the class it's not the work it's not the homework…
  All 18:05
  Sisi Simo 18:11
  It’s like getting to the class is harder than being in the class.
  Yasmine Shead 18:13
  It’s everything else
  Taylor Jones 18:13
  Yeah, that's the thing. So I think it's so important to form strong relationships. Even if it's one relationship, you need to support one friend. Yeah, you definitely need to have a super strong support system. And I mean, that I think is a perfect way to kind of wrap up this conversation is like, going right back to the beginning with the BRC? That is such a great resource to find your support.
  Yasmine Shead 18:38
  And even if you come to the BRC? Like, I don't know anybody. I don't know anything. That's all you have to say.
  Sisi Simo 18:44
  Yasmine Shead 18:44
  And whoever's there, if it's me, if it's aliyah, if it's Morgan, like, we're gonna figure out what you need, how to help you, whatever that entails. We don't know,
  Morgan Johnson 18:52
  But y'all never gotta feel uncomfortable coming to the BRC. Yeah, you're gonna find someone that you click with.
  Yasmine Shead 18:56
  You don't have to have it all together is what I'm saying.
  Taylor Jones 18:58
  Okay, so now we're going to get into rapid fire questions. So we have a list of questions. You're going to be given two options. You will only have five seconds to make your decision with no justification. Five second literally rapid fire. Yes, I'm ready.
  Taylor Jones 19:16
  So I'll ask the questions and we'll answer Morgan, Yas, Sisi, me okay. Okay, so let's start rapid fire questions.
  Taylor Jones 19:27
  Michael or Prince?
  Morgan Johnson 19:28
  Yasmine Shead 19:29
  Sisi Simo 19:30
  Taylor Jones 19:30
  Prince. Okay B or Rihanna?
  Morgan Johnson 19:33
  Yasmine Shead 19:36
  B, Oh my gosh I'm throwing up!
  Taylor Jones 19:38
  Quicker Sisi
  Sisilen Simo 19:39
  Taylor Jones 19:40
  Sisilen Simo 19:42
  No I love Rih but like Beyonce
  Yasmine Shead 19:46
  She’s literally Beyonce
  Sisilen Simo 19:48
  Honestly I feel like Beyonce raised me
  Taylor Jones 19:52
  back on Track back on track. uh Oh, LA or the Bay?
  Morgan Johnson 19:56
  Yasmine Shead 19:56
  THE BAY! You already know what, it is
  Taylor Jones 19:58
  Sisi Simo 20:00
  I like the Bay!
  Taylor Jones 20:02
  Sisilen Simo 20:05
  I will just say like the bay I feel like is...
  ALL 20:08
  Taylor Jones 20:14
  moving right along…moving right along
  Taylor Jones 20:18
  okay love and basketball or love Jones?
  Morgan Johnson 20:22
  Love and basketball
  Yasmine Shead 20:24
  Love Jones
  Sisilen Simo 20:26
  Love JonesI need a Darius Love Hall
  Taylor Jones 20:26
  Okay, okay twitter or instagram?
  Yasmine Shead 20:30
  Sisi Simo 20:30
  Sisi Simo 20:32
  I'm a Twitter demon though so i dont know.
  Morgan Johnson 20:36
  Yall are so toxic on twitter. I don't like that
  Taylor Jones 20:40
  Twitter's definitely chaotic but that's what makes it fun.
  Sisi Simo 20:43
  I love it because I feel like I'm chaos embodied.
  Taylor Jones 20:50
  okay cookout or seafood boil?
  Morgan Johnson 20:52
  Oh, boy. seafood boil with the crab!
  Sisi Simo 20:54
  Taylor Jones 20:55
  Seafood boil I'm sorry I'm sorry.
  Morgan Johnson 20:57
  seafood boil. period
  Taylor Jones 21:00
  period just period cookout or seafood boil quick?
  Sisi Simo 21:03
  I will say seafood Boil but like the hotlinks can really get me
  Sisi Simo 21:06
  Yeah, it really.
  Yasmine Shead 21:07
  yeah but the ribs? the mac and cheese?
  Sisi Simo 21:10
  yeah but it the crawfish with the corn and the potato
  All 21:15
  okay it's all about snow crap it's the snow crab it's the snow crabs.
  Morgan Johnson 21:19
  it's the king crab with that corn. okay, I'm hungry
  Sisi Simo 21:23
  i'll go get me a bag after this, with the egg!
  Morgan Johnson 21:30
  I love eggs!
  Taylor Jones 21:31
  jewelry gold or silver?
  All 21:33
  Sisi Simo 21:34
  Oh, I'm a silver girl. Gold is cute but I don't know I just like some silver... diamonds are my birthstone okay
  Sisi Simo 21:46
  but diamonds and silver really go together.
  Yasmine Shead 21:46
  But diamonds go good with gold
  Taylor Jones 21:48
  Silver looks good with your skin tone though. Because you have cooler undertones.
  Morgan Johnson 21:50
  It depends on your complexion. I can’t do silver.
  Taylor Jones 21:55
  Yes, silver will make some Black people look ashy.
  All 22:00
  Very much pale. Very much ghost. Very much Casper.
  Taylor Jones 22:06
  Okay, Biggie or Pac?
  All 22:08
  Taylor Jones 22:10
  Sisi... sisi
  Yasmine Shead 22:13
  It's the stuck.
  Sisi Simo 22:13
  I had to think about it but, oh no Christopher?
  Sisi Simo 22:19
  Morgan Johnson 22:20
  It was all a dream, I used to read word on magazines.
  Sisi Simo 22:24
  He gave us California love!
  Taylor Jones 22:33
  yeah I don't know, I gotta go with pac too.
  Taylor Jones 22:39
  street style or chic?
  All 22:42
  Street yeah Street for sure
  Sisi Simo 22:43
  I'm a street style gyal. If you see me, you know im for the street.
  Taylor Jones 22:49
  Last Rapid Fire question: R & B or hip hop?
  All 22:52
  r&b, r&b, r&b.
  Morgan Johnson 22:56
  Hip Hop. I love youngboy.
  Sisi Simo 22:58
  I love youngboy!
  All 23:09
  not immediately No.
  Yasmine Shead 23:10
  I love R&B
  Sisi Simo 23:13
  I like R&B but I am more partial to neo soul.
  Taylor Jones 23:17
  Yeah, Neo Soul is like that little niche, that bag that.
  Sisi Simo 23:20
  shout out Erykah Badu, shout out Jill Scott shout out Floetry, shout out Lauryn Hill!
  All 23:25
  Mary J. Blije go Mary, Mary go!
  Taylor Jones 23:30
  This was a great conversation. Thank you so much, Yas and Morgan, for joining us to talk about.
  Morgan and Yasmine 23:35
  Thank you for having us!
  Sisi Simo 23:35
  of course!
  Sisi Simo 23:38
  It was really lovely to hear, you know, your point of view and your individual and shared experiences here at SDSU.
  Taylor Jones 23:44
  For our very first episode!
  Morgan Johnson 23:46
  I am honored to be on the first episode honestly and truly.
  Sisi Simo 23:49
  This is what we want. This is what we love is you know, to foster communication with students and just have them really speak their piece and in an environment where they feel comfortable enough to do that and share with us. So thank you again, so much for being here.
  Taylor Jones 24:00
  Yeah. So if y'all listening, take anything away from this. Follow the BRC on Instagram at
  Yasmine Shead 24:08
  Morgan Johnson 24:09
  If you're a pre law student, you know, follow Black pre law association our Instagram is BPLA dot SDSU. Give us a follow. Thank you. Oh, ASU was ASU underscore SDSU Yes. Yes. Yeah.
  Taylor Jones 24:21
  So check out all those resources. Go holla at Yas and Morgan at the BRC. Okay.
  Taylor Jones 24:29
  And thank you for listening to our very first episode of the experience SDSU podcast.
  Sisi Simo 24:33
  Thank you so much.