Empowering people, Recycling old for new. This is Anti Violence.


What is Anti-Violence?

Our definition of violence is "an action (or non-action) that infringes upon a person's basic human rights." We define basic human right as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Learn more about types of violence and how we stand up against it.


What do we do?

What is the Anti-Violence Committee? Who's on the committee? What does the committee do? How are you supported? Can I join the committee? Many questions, and yes many answers too.


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Contact Us

Phone/Fax: (336) 282-0274

e-mail Cynthia D’Agostino at cynthiadeal1@yahoo.com.

Check us out in local community newspapers or visit us at www.volunteergso.org —-  check out Volunteer connect!




Most people believe that violence is simply a brutal act of force against another individual. Most people believe that “anti-violence” organizations take a stand that physical fighting, owning guns, and similar activities are “wrong” and should be banned.

This essentially comes from a misunderstanding of what “violence” is. The Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad has declared that:

Violence is an act against an individual that takes away their basic human right.

We take “basic human rights” as that declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Essentially, we are proponents of “basic human rights” and our activities are driven towards advancing these rights.

A simplified version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are as follows:

1. Everyone is free and we should all be treated in the same way.

2. Everyone is equal despite differences in skin color, sex, religion, language for example.

3. Everyone has the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.

4. No one has the right to treat you as a slave nor should you make anyone your slave.

5. No one has the right to hurt you or to torture you.

6. Everyone has the right to be treated equally by the law.

7. The law is the same for everyone, it should be applied in the same way to all.

8. Everyone has the right to ask for legal help when their rights are not respected.

9. No one has the right to imprison you unjustly or expel you from your own country.

10. Everyone has the right to a fair and public trial.

11. Everyone should be considered innocent until guilt is proved.

12. Every one has the right to ask for help if someone tries to harm you, but no-one can enter your home, open your letters or bother you or your family without a good reason.

13. Everyone has the right to travel as they wish.

14. Everyone has the right to go to another country and ask for protection if they are being persecuted or are in danger of being persecuted.

15. Everyone has the right to belong to a country. No one has the right to prevent you from belonging to another country if you wish to.

16. Everyone has the right to marry and have a family.

17. Everyone has the right to own property and possessions.

18. Everyone has the right to practice and observe all aspects of their own religion and change their religion if they want to.

19. Everyone has the right to say what they think and to give and receive information.

20. Everyone has the right to take part in meetings and to join associations in a peaceful way.

21. Everyone has the right to help choose and take part in the government of their country.

22. Everyone has the right to social security and to opportunities to develop their skills.

23. Everyone has the right to work for a fair wage in a safe environment and to join a trade union.

24. Everyone has the right to rest and leisure.

25. Everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living and medical help if they are ill.

26. Everyone has the right to go to school.

27. Everyone has the right to share in their community’s cultural life.

28. Everyone must respect the ‘social order’ that is necessary for all these rights to be available.

29. Everyone must respect the rights of others, the community and public property.

30. No one has the right to take away any of the rights in this declaration.



Fundraising Events

Our fundraiser have included the “Days of Caring“, yard sales, raffles, silent auctions/dinners, antiviolencethe Human Race Run, and other events to help expand our organization’s resources. We have donation drives during April (Child Abuse Prevention Month) and October (Domestic Abuse Prevention Month). We accept new and lightly used educational toys, tapes, books, and videos. These items will be distributed to needy families.

Community supporters

  • Court Watch of North Carolina
  • The YMCA
  • The Women’s Resource center of Greensboro and other agencies.

Training and Research

Our fundraiser help us raise money to help receive grant, training, attend crisis prevention workshops, non-violent crisis intervention, and other programs to help create a safe and respectful place. We also attend domestic violence prevention programs and seminars to help us receive vital and timely information to develop and evaluate intervention strategies.

About Us

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Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad serves the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, and we’re based in Greensboro. The Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad was developed from the outgrowth of needs in the Triad. Cynthia Deal D’Agostino started “Recycle the Old for the New to Come” slogan, to give the needy at various drop off places in 1997. We grew independent and were granted a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt status January 2000. Cynthia is the founder and director of the committee.cynthia bird


Our mission is to serve and promote the empowerment of each individual.

Company Overview

The Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad was developed from the outgrowth of other organizations in 1997. Our simple purpose is as promoters and educators of the means that an individual can power themselves. As such, we achieve these aims through:

- Promoting empowerment in the community – in schools, churches, and other public venues.

- Acting as advocates in all areas to help strength people through prevention. knowledge, and education.

- Acting as a support network for other non-profit organizations.

- Embarking on specific projects to promote a cause. e.g. homelessness.

Our slogan is “Peace Prevails“. The dictionary meaning of `Prevails` is to win control, triumph, to be in force, be persistent, effective, succeed, frequent and be in force.

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"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." - Eleanor Roosevelt.
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