Bea Pellizzari: Making the invisible visible
Bea Pellizzari is a Social Psychologist. She has worked for 17 years in the nonprofit sector on disability issues. Her aim is to put the issue in the public agenda and transform the social view from one that devalues that group of citizens to one that values diversity as a form of collective enrichment.
With a citizen’s group, with and without disabilities, in 2002 she created “La Usina/El cambio en discapacidad”, a nonprofit that works nationwide to promote change in attitudes towards disability to generate the exercise of active citizenship.
Since 2008 she runs the social company redACTIVOS, marketing and distributing products and services developed by disabled people to create employment opportunities and promote economic freedom. The networking and articulation of public and private actors of diverse backgrounds and interests are the central focus of her efforts, that are changing ever more exclusionary conducts to more inclusive ones.