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Former PCJP client and transgender rights advocate Celia Perez and Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle shared stories of boundless compassion and healing before a captivated audience at Newman Hall on March 1, 2022.

“Celia taught me that it was actually the power of kinship – loving herself and the complicated truths of her journey – that gave her the tools to find freedom within herself. It is with this internal fortitude and endearing brightness that Celia found the external freedom she embodies today.”

Alexander (“AK”) Kirkpatrick (JD 2017), Celia’s legal representative