Erica de Jesus outside the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center
A Place Called Hope
By Sandra Guzman | 02/06/2013 - 18:04

The name Sonia Sotomayor did not ring a bell for Demi Torres and Hillary Silva when they first heard it three years ago. They had been asked to help with a petition drive to change the name of the housing project where they live to honor its most famous former resident, the Supreme Court associate justice. But once the young women learned the story of the Puerto Rican girl who lived there five decades ago and is now one of the most powerful people in the country, they knocked on door after door.

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