Gerald, Gandhi, and Mother Teresa: Life Parallels

Presented by: Gerald Brown; State Refugee Coordinator at Utah's Department of Workforce Services 


Listen as we discuss how one person can make an extraordinary difference for refugees in Utah! Gerald Brown will share stories that helped shape his passion to work in refugee resettlement. From living in Cairo, processing asylum applications, helping shape the refugee process to include refugee community organizations, and assisting with the creation of the Utah Refugee Services Offices, Brown's motto of "just befriend a refugee in Utah" has opened endless opportunities. We discuss how his actions have exemplified the spirit of Citizen Diplomacy, how Utah has led a successful path of refugee resettlement, and how the community can step up to assist with the hurdles refugees continue to face in our state.