Speaker Profile

Blanca Pacheco

Blanca Pacheco
Co-Director
New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia
Blanca Pacheco is the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia’s Co-Director She is originally from Ecuador and has lived in Philadelphia for 20 years. She is a passionate community organizer and has been working with the immigrant community since 2006, first as the Program Coordinator at Open Borders Project where she taught computer classes and coordinated the education program. Blanca was a founding member of NSM. As a member, she helped create Know Your Rights trainings, the storytelling project, and attended New Leadership School. She soon joined the Board and in 2012 came on as a community organizer with NSM. She was part of the successful campaign to stop collaboration between Philadelphia Police and ICE, and has helped grow the organization over the last 10 years. In 2010, she was honored with the Bread and Roses Emerging Leader Award.