Peter Pedemonti is the co-director of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, and has been working in social justice movements since 2001. A first generation US citizen, Peter is the son of English and Italian immigrants. Peter moved to Philadephia to live and work with the House of Grace Catholic Worker, a faith-based intentional community that operates a free medical clinic, works for social justice, and has a house of hospitality for immigrants and refugees. Before coming to Philadelphia, he was the Director of Public Education and Outreach for an environmental organization in New York. Peter graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature.
Generocity asked nonprofit leaders whose work centers immigrants to write about immigrant leaders they know. Here, one of the NSM co-directors highlights the work of Gloria and Bertha, two members of the Promotoras program.