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!

Planning for January 22

Click “Read more” and the link to register will be below the photo. Register here for the next national zoom planning meeting, January 6, 2022!

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.

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.” […]

Celebrating Juneteenth in Knoxville

When the MLK commission called, OREPA answered. The pandemic rained on our annual MLK parade, but we countered with Juneteenth, and OREPA’s puppets made the scene — in more ways than one. Adding to the festive atmosphere as a steady stream of celebrants stepped in for photo ops with heroes of nonviolence— Martin Luther King, […]