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Bernadette Onyenaka

Racial Equity Manager, Race Equity and Leadership (REAL)

National League of Cities


Bernadette Onyenaka is the Racial Equity Manager at the National League of Cities, where she leads curriculum development, technical assistance and capacity building for governing for racial equity and racial healing and provides overall grant management and support for various programs and services for the Race Equity and Leadership Initiative. Prior to this post, she served as Program Specialist for the NAACP, National Health Programs. Her professional focus is to facilitate policy and systems change that is rooted in an explicit examination and deconstruction of structural and institutional racism.

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