Monsignor Roberto Octavio González Nieves, Archbishop of San Juan, will be the plenary keynote speaker on Saturday, April 23.

Top scholars and leaders will explore solutions to the critical problems facing our community. Panelists include politicians, religious leaders, and community activists. They will all discuss the crisis on the island and focus on the impact it has had on Puerto Ricans living in the United States. 

Now in his twelfth term, Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez is the senior member,

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez is currently serving her twelfth term as Representative

U.S. Representative José E. Serrano represents the Fifteenth Congressional District

Melissa Mark-Viverito currently serves as the Speaker of the New York City Council

Antonio Weiss is Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, serving since January, 2015

During a career that has spanned more than 35 years, Juan Gonzalez

Dennis Rivera is the Chair of SEIU Healthcare, the healthcare division of the Service

Katiria Soto is a morning anchor/reporter for “Noticias Univision 41 Al Despertar”

Pedro Julio Serrano is a respected and renowned human rights activist, Puerto Rican born