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Genet Lakew

Digital Content Director, National Urban League


Genet Lakew is a digital storyteller with a passion for expanding conversations around the Black diaspora, social and economic justice, civil rights, and other areas that impact the everyday lives of disenfranchised communities. She is the Digital Content Director at the National Urban League, where she tells stories that inform, mobilize, and equip the Urban League Movement and wider audiences with the tools to join the ongoing fight for justice and equity. As a millennial at a historic institution, Genet is an integral part of powering a new civil rights movement that fuses the rich legacy of activism with contemporary thought and leadership.

Genet is a proud graduate of Howard University, where she studied journalism and African studies. She earned an M.A. in Africana Studies from NYU and is a lifelong learner who soaks up history and human perspectives through podcasts, documentaries, museums, and any medium where stories are told.

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