Saturday, May 03, 2008
Ever heard of Bloggers Unite? Its a site that takes up different causes and then works to harness the power of the blogosphere behind it. The idea is to have as many people as possible post about it on the same day leading to increased awareness throughout first the blogosphere and then the world.
Poets Who Blog will join in on Blogger Unite's next effort. On May 15th they ask all bloggers to unite for human rights. Not everyone in this world enjoys the same freedoms you do. If you want to be part of our effort, then write a poem about the plight of people who do not have the right to free speech, free assembly, to challenge their government, to move across borders freely, to practice their religion without risking imprisonment, etc, and then send that poem to firstname.lastname@example.org
Put Poetry for Human Rights in subject line. I will post any poem submitted by May 15th (but it most be on topic.) Lets flood PWB with a our heartfelt pleas for justice and our support for those who go to sleep each night without the basic freedoms others have the luxary to take for granted. You retain all rights to your poem. Don't worry about sending me a bio this time but I do need a link to your blog.
Thanks to Paisley from Just Paisley for letting me know about the Blogger's Unite site. Click here to check them out.