The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has identified universities and colleges in the United States that are supporting the production of nuclear weapons—some even have contracts to manage Department of Energy bomb facilities! ICAN’s report is called Schools of Mass Destruction, and you can find it here.

If a college or university near you—or maybe one you graduated from!—is on the list, you can take action. Contact faculty members or see if there is a progressive student group. Or write to the President of the school. Here is a sample letter; you can adapt it to make it your own, of course. The ICAN report may even have specific information about your school that you can incorporate.

You can also find additional resources here.


Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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