Reaching For Inclusion: Reaching Out for Diversity in Student Housing Co-ops

Presentation by Layla Oghabian and Vivian Onuoha (Berkeley Student Cooperative alumni and NASCO Board members) for the Berkeley Student Cooperative membership in Fall 2012.


  • To look at race, gender, class, sex, etc. and ways that they are used to oppress the historically marginalized
  • To analyze socio-economic obstacles that pose as deterrents to particular demographics, looking for affordable housing
  • To discuss the privileges that we have and to create methods of ensuring a safe space
  • To observe how these different constructs relate to the coops