January 22, 2022—

The Ban Treaty turns one year old. We want to celebrate, yes, but we also want our events and actions to deliver a message to our government — Join the Treaty! It’s up to us to put the pressure on. Resources are available here for whatever you are planning! See the posts below!

Ban Treaty turns 1 Year Old

We will celebrate with a public reading and an action (legal) at 2:00pm on Saturday January 22, 2022 at the main entrance to Y-12 in Oak Ridge. Everyone is invited — masks required, social distancing to be observed.

Celebrating 22 Years

When OREPA began holding peace vigils at the gates of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in 1999, we expected to be there every Sunday for the four weeks of Advent that year. Then we decided to extend the vigils for a while longer. On Sunday, November 28, we celebrated 22 years of Sunday vigils.

Resources for MLK holiday and Ban Treaty Anniversary

January 15—Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthdate—is a significant day every year, and with entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on January 22, we have two things to celebrate in one week! The Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative is developing resources for those who want to address both at once. Included […]

OREPA Calls on University of Tennessee to get out of the nuclear weapons business

The Board of Directors of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance sent a letter on September 28, 2021, to the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee asking the UT Board to take “immediate steps to disengage in any direct or indirect participation or support for the production of nuclear weapons of mass destruction.” […]