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Cecilia B. Loving is Deputy Commissioner/Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the NYC Fire Department. She also served as an attorney for the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and was a litigator at Patterson Belknap; Kramer Levin; and the Legal Aid Society. She is founder of the Mindfulness Group at FDNY, as well as Co-Chair of the NYC Bar’s first Mindfulness and Well-Being Committee. In addition to obtaining her Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law, Cecilia obtained her BFA from Howard University, MFA from UCLA and M.Div from NY Theological Seminary. She has written several books, including Prayers for Those Standing on the Edge of Greatness; God is a Brown Girl Too; God is a Lawyer Too; and Seeing Myself as God Sees Me. She also writes blogs and articles, including “Mindfulness: Being in the Now Without Bias, Blame or Shame” (Catalyst, April 19, 2018).
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