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The Happy Hour Episode 6: A CONSCIOUS ACTIVIST

Welcome back to the Happy Hour!

On today’s episode, hosts Malakai and shaylyn talk about World Mental Health Day and announce the opening of Crane Cove Park in SF’s Dogpatch neighborhood. They speak with Ibory Moore, the president of Black Residents United in Housing (BRUH) at SF State about Black resources and representation on campus. Plus, a special cocktail for someone who reviewed the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Rate and review if you want a tailor-made cocktail too! Click here to find us on Apple Podcasts and review away!

Special thanks to Arman Billimoria for our theme music and Joel Umanzor Jr. and Alex Drew for audio editing. The Happy Hour Podcast is produced in collaboration with Golden Gate Xpress Newspaper and Xpress Magazine at SF State.

Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and find us on Instagram @thhpodcast and on Twitter @happyhournews. Also, the recipe for this week’s tailor-made cocktail can be found here.

Happy Latinx, Filipinx and Spooky History Month! Let’s focus on some happy stories this weekend.


BRUH stories:

Black Residents United in Housing hosts its first meeting of the semester to welcome back students (link)

BSU fundraiser unites campus groups to support Black businesses (link)

Reference Material and Background Info:

World Mental Health Day 2020 (link)

SF State Counseling and Psychological Services CAPS (link)

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective (link)

Dogpatch neighbors form ‘paddle club’ to break in new park (link)

Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival schedule (link)



MindShift CBT – Anxiety Canada

Shine (Geared towards women of color and Black women)

Headspace (Guided meditations)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

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Malakai Wade
Malakai is a senior journalism student at SFSU and the Editor-in-Chief of Xpress Magazine. She is in her last semester after finishing a minor in International Relations. Malakai wants to focus on multimedia productions such as podcasting and video, as well as magazine design and publishing. She likes writing about global feminism, community organizations, and other artists. She also co-hosts and produces The Happy Hour Podcast, a comedy/news/talkshow all about happy stories. Catch her at home or wearing a mask when she goes out.
shaylyn martos
shaylyn martos (she/her) works to provide better representation of LGBTQ+ people in media, and produces stories that address possible solutions to larger, systemic issues. She currently serves as multimedia editor for SF State's Golden Gate Xpress and produces The Happy Hour Podcast. In 2019, shaylyn was honored as an NPR Next Generation Radio Mentee. When not chasing a story, shaylyn can be found reading speculative fiction, cooking her favorite native Chamorro foods or bombing at a stand-up open mic. She's online @shaylynmartos
Joel Umanzor Jr.
Joel Umanzor Jr. is studying Print and Online Journalism with a minor in Latino/a studies and is in his Senior year. Umanzor Jr. is also a part-time reporter for a local youth-led monthly publication in the East Bay Area called "The Richmond Pulse.” When not on assignment, you can find him listening to underground Hip Hop somewhere in between Richmond and Hayward.

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