The 'I Came by Boat' Campaign Aims to Celebrate Australian Refugees

By: Christopher Magsambol - Dec 7, 2015
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Originating in Australia, the 'I Came by Boat' campaign aims to change the perception of refugees by shedding light on some of the most successful professionals in the country. Released at a time when refugees remain a hotly debated topic across the world, this campaign hopes to change the public sentiment of refugees by documenting the stories of those who went to Australia by boat.

The I Came by Boat campaign has been steadily gaining popularity through crowdfunding website Chuffed. Organizers hope to raise enough money to place posters in public spaces, like bus shelters, to further spread positive messages regarding refugees and debunk any misconceptions that people may have.

The campaign has already gained steam on social media, with many prominent Australian figures actively reposting videos and pictures supporting this important social cause.