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About Pina Brustolin

Pina Brustolin moved from a small town to the city of Bologna at the age of 13 to work with a family as a colf (family collaborator), or ‘at service’ as they said at the time. At the age of 20 she met the ACLI, and since then she has been an activist and an organiser for domestic workers, in different roles, including as a national secretary of ACLI Colf between 1971-1976.

Articles by Pina Brustolin

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