Twitter's Virtual World Helping Human Rights Become Reality

Clearwater, Florida (PressExposure) June 14, 2009 -- Poet Larry Jaffe has been using his art to promote human rights his entire career and has been "virtual" with his poetry for the past 18 years using the internet as a virtual memorial for peace and not war. Only recently has he moved into "Twitterdom" to gain a broader following. Today, Jaffe is speaking for peace by tweeting each of the 30 articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 140 characters or less. When his poetry foray into Twitter began this past July, Jaffe was pleased to find Human Rights as one of the top-trending topics the day he launched his campaign.

Despite having read his work in such distinguished locations such as the Japanese American Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Museum of Literature in Prague, Jaffe says Twitter has a much faster ability to travel the globe one twoem at a time. "Tell the world about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and make everyone you know aware of them, says Larry. "Get these rights taught to our children so they know their birthright."

Born out of the atrocities and enormous loss of life during World War II, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created by the United Nations to provide a common understanding of what everyone's rights are. It forms the basis for a world built on freedom, justice and peace.

Jaffe's weekly twoems have been getting traction across the virtual "Twittersphere" by using it aesthetically and purposefully to enlighten Twitterati on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, using the power of poetry and Twitter combined.

"Reading each article of the Declaration of Human Rights followed by each of your poems is very moving." @bethfreschi

Follow Larry via his poetic tweets on Twitter @larryjaffe.

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From the sensually romantic to humor and social commentary, Larry Jaffe impacts audiences with a rich emotional range, masterfully crafted. His poetry appears in numerous anthologies, magazines, and on the Internet where he has pioneered poetry web sites. Passionate about his purpose to bring Human Rights to the forefront of our youth’s minds, Jaffe said, "Every day I read about various human rights violations and in my heart I know we can make a better world. It is my great hope that we as poets lead the way to a new and better civilization." His poem OWNED has been adopted as the official poem on human slave trafficking. In addition to his Poet Laureate status for the Youth for Human Rights International, Jaffe is also the co-founder of Poets for Human Rights, an international coalition of poets and human rights advocates. Visit Larry at

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