Helping refugees displaced by genocide topic of USU museum series

An expert will be discussing a sobering subject at the next activity presented by Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology. The museum will host Gerald Brown, director of the Utah Refugees Services Office on Saturday, June 23 as part of its Saturdays at the Museum series.

Brown’s presentation will provide insights into the process of resettling in the United States as a refugee, escaping areas where genocide is taking place. He will discuss the roadblocks encountered in incorporating people into a new culture and the help refugees often need to overcome their traumatic experiences.

The program begins at 1 p.m. at the museum. Brown has more than 30 years’ experience working with refugees and people displaced as a result of genocide. The museum staff warns that the topic of the presentation is adult oriented. As always, children are welcome and alternative activities such as mask making and storybooks will be available.

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