UK Poster Campaign To Celebrate Immigration

By Haruna Kobayashi, for 13 February, 2015

An organization called Movement Against Xenophobia has launched a Crowdfunder appeal to raise the cash to launch a far-reaching poster campaign aimed at celebrating UK immigration in the run up to the general election.

MAX's Crowdfunder page explains: "The Poster Campaign is an exciting and powerful way of showing that immigrants not only contribute but are part of the fabric of British society and a vital part of multi-cultural Britain."

The plan is in response to what the organization calls "negative rhetoric against immigrants fueled by populist media." It adds: "We are concerned at the impact this has on social cohesion and the existence of a just, tolerant, and fair nation. Through the poster campaign, we will be able to highlight the importance of immigrants in a way that captures their contributions to society as a whole, economically and culturally."

The posters will include a photograph of one of 15 chosen migrants with a line of text explaining their contribution to British society and details of their occupation. The posters will be rolled out nationally in tube and train stations and will be displayed for two or three weeks before the general election.

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