October 27, 2022
Miles4Migrants announces the appointment of a new Executive Director, Glaydon de Freitas, JD, LLM. De Freitas will continue the organization’s mission to alleviate the cost of travel for people impacted by war, persecution and disaster, while implementing impact strategies to meet the increased needs for the organization’s services around the world.
De Freitas was born and raised in Brazil where he studied law, gaining expertise in administrative, immigration and international law. His passion for human rights and justice was formed there through time spent with elders and community members of Quilombolas, Indigenous, and rural communities in the Amazon forest. De Freitas continued his studies in the United States at the University of Houston and was later a United Nations fellow at the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights. De Freitas’ work is founded on principles of community participation, empowerment and compassion.