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.