Gerald, Gandhi and Mother Teresa: Life Parallels

Presented by Gerald Brown, Utah State Refugee Coordinator


Gerald Brown shares his story and experiences that helped shape his passion for working 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. Utah Global Diplomacy's Executive Director, Felecia Maxfield-Barrett, and Gerald Brown 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.