This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Cecilia Riera

The Bronx Defenders
Benefits Advisor
Bronx NY
Cecilia Riera is a benefits adviser with the Civil Action Practice of the Bronx Defenders. She works on issues that include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (food stamps), emergency assistance, and housing assistance, among other benefits. Before coming to the Bronx Defenders, Cecilia was a program coordinator at Catholic Charities Immigration Unaccompanied Minors Program in Manhattan. Cecilia’s goal is to advocate for economic justice and ensure that low-income New Yorkers have access to federal, state, and city social benefits, from initial applications to fair hearings, while working to create alternative resolution models for our clients to be served with integrity and human compassion.