Clearwater, Florida (PressExposure) August 12, 2009 -- Is Human Rights a known fact in America? Not according to Poet Larry Jaffe who started a 30 week campaign last Monday to educate Americans on their human rights through poetry. But Jaffe's new poetry medium is not the usual form that he has been poetizing throughout his 40-year career. Jaffe recently started creating his poems on Twitter, using 140 characters or less, and has vowed to help others understand their human rights one "twoem" at a time.
By last Monday afternoon, whether coincidence or not, Human Rights became one of the top-trending topics on Twitter to the surprise of Twitterans everywhere:
â¢ @cheritatweets: Human Rights is trending on right now... â¢ @trisha_chokshi: It's so great to see Human Rights as a trending topic on Twitter! â¢ @weareart: I'm very glad that Human Rights is a trending topic. It's a topic that never seriously discussed enough. â¢ @arfasiddiqi: I was darn surprised && happy to know Human Rights was a trending topic. â¢ @cheritatweets: Not that I'm knocking it, but what in the world is going on that Human Rights is a trending topic? Anyone? I'm curious... â¢ @TheLastOptimist: I love that human rights is a trending topic! Follow @hrw for HR updates. The more you know, the more you can help. â¢ @joeychopra: @joellewoodruff yes indeed, so happy to see that! RT @joellewoodruff Finally! Love to see that "Human Rights" is a Trending Topic!!!
Jaffe said he was thrilled about the Twitter awareness. He also said violations of Human Rights are not just the ones that glare you in the face...many can be very covert. "If people become more aware of what inherent rights they have, statistics show they'll be less likely to be tricked and more likely to stand up for others," says Jaffe. "Tell the world about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and make everyone you know aware of them. Get these rights taught to our children so they know their birthright."
Even though Twitter is Larry's new artistic outlet, Larry still loves to read in a variety of bookstores, coffeehouses and bars to keep his roots intact. He says his Twitter tweets will be no different than his usual poetry and will always integrate a strong sense of humor along with a tough stand on human rights and freedom. Follow Larry via his poetic tweets on Twitter @larryjaffe.