Anti-Violence Committee of the Triad

Peace Prevails – Empowering People through Education

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The 2015 Human Race is Coming!

The Human Race is a 5k walk/run that allows participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit (agency, school PTA, church, etc..). The Volunteer Center takes care of all of the planning, as has managed the race since 1994!

The Human Race is a unique way for our community to come together:

About 100 different nonprofits form teams and recruit members to fundraise for their missions

Dozens of companies form teams and their employees can choose the cause they are most passionate about

About 250 runners (including running clubs and school athletic teams) run the competitive 5K, also a part of the Greensboro Race Series

 

For more info, look to the menu in the red bar above. Choose the option that best describes you (nonprofit, walkers/donors, or corporate walking team) and click to learn more!

If you would like to sign up for the 5k RUN, go to www.thehumanrace.kintera.org. There is a $25 registration fee to run ($30 the day of the race). You may choose a nonprofit team to join, or you can join the “Run Only” team.

General Race Info:Who we are

Site Map

Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Location: The Greensboro Coliseum Complex,  1921 W Lee St.

5K Route

Short Route

Time: Gates open at 9am, race starts at 10am

The Human Race is RAIN OR SHINE! Join us for a walk, run, or roll around the neighborhood, then enjoy our famous AFTERPARTY in the Pavilion, including complementary food, live music and fun for the whole family!

Parking is FREE in the main Coliseum lot, or the overflow lot (UNCG Park and Ride) across Lee St.

Leased, friendly dogs as well as strollers and wheelchairs are welcome at the event.

Race Day Schedule:volunteers

9:00am-9:50am: Gates open, Walkers find teams, turn in last minute donations, and line up

9:50am: Opening Ceremony

10am: Runner start, immediately followed by the walkers

10:30am: The AFTERPARTY begins

11:45am: Awards Ceremony

Awards for Top Fundraising Nonprofit, Top 10 Individual Fundraisers, Top Corporate Team, and the Gabriel Award

12pm: The end of the 2015 Human Race

 

Please visit the The Volunteer Center of Greensboro for more information: http://www.volunteergso.org/human_race_page

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Violence / Abuse

Violence is a form of abuse that involves behavior intended to establish and maintain control over family, household members, intimate partners, colleagues, individuals or groups. In most cases the victim knows who his or her offender is, but there are also cases where the victim’s offender is a stranger.

Violence may occur only once or frequently over a period of years or months. Both violence and abuse have a lasting effect on the health and well-being of a person. Some of the different forms of violence are listed below.

Physical Violence

Physical violence occurs when someone uses a part of their body or an object to control a person’s actions.

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence occurs when a person is forced to unwillingly take part in sexual activity.

Emotional Violence

Emotional violence occurs when someone says or does something to make a person feel stupid or worthless.

Psychological Violence

Psychological violence occurs when someone uses threats and causes fear in a person to gain control.

Spiritual Violence

Spiritual (or religious) violence occurs when someone uses a person’s spiritual beliefs to manipulate, dominate or control the person.

Cultural Violence

Cultural violence occurs when a person is harmed as a result of practices that are part of her or his culture, religion or tradition.

Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse occurs when someone uses language, weather spoken or written, to cause harm to a person.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse occurs when someone controls a person’s financial resources without the person’s consent or misuses those resources.

Neglect

Neglect occurs when someone has the responsibility to provide care or assistance for your but does not.

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Violence Affects Everyone!

It does not matter what class you’re from, what ethnicity, what location. We say ENOUGH! We are not looking to turn back the clock to a Mayberry utopia (and even then there was violence, just “not so bad” and stopped quickly), but we need to bring peace otherwise we can expect to see the following happen:

  • More people seeking mental health treatment in an ever overburdened system.
  • More homelessness, with individuals and families with no place to call home.
  • More hunger – people can’t afford to feed themselves, and the food charities are running out of food and money.
  • More homicides and suicides.
  • More broken families – a single brutal act by one individual can split wide open the extended family and generate distrust and even loathing within the extended family unit.