Hello everyone and welcome to episode 17 of The Star Sitdown! In today's episode, our guest is Mena Yasmine. Yasmine is a former Texas State student and activist who was part of the 2018 student sit-in. Today, we discuss what occurred prior to former Texas State Student Government President Connor Clegg's impeachment and the timeline of the 2018's student-in.
This episode was edited by Podcast Editor Kim Davis Jr.
The Star Sitdown is a weekly podcast hosted by Podcast Editor Kim Davis Jr. highlighting interesting people and topics throughout the Texas State and San Marcos community.
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0:00 - Intro
1:53 – Who is Mena Yasmine
6:10 – Mena’s initial experience at Texas State
13:01 – The column
16:07 – The impact of white nationalism at Texas State
25:48 – Impeachment papers at the Student Government meeting
35:12 – The beginning of the sit-in
44:01 – The garage
50:31 – The purpose of the sit-in/ the demands
54:17 – Holding the university accountable
57:01 – Reflecting on the end of the sit-in
59:27 – Regrets about the sit-in
1:10:48 – Conclusion