Join OREPA, CISV, local middle schoolers and youth groups in an event for all ages—celebrating International Peace Day by folding 1,000 cranes at Union Avenue Books in downtown Knoxville on September 24.

She was a small woman, quiet and unassuming. Her voice was gentle and lilting, wavering as she talked. She taught music and composed music, providing works for commissions that came from around the country. And, from time to time, she…

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, we gathered at the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda for an Obon Ceremony, a time to honor ancestors, share memories, and rekindle their spirits among us in the Japanese tradition. This impulse is not foreign…

Coordinator Job Opening

OREPA is looking for the right person to lead us into the future, and we’re asking for help finding them. Our job announcement is here:

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In Ukraine: peril upon peril

            The Russian invasion of Ukraine has an eerie resonance; it was almost two decades ago that another superpower brazenly invaded the sovereign territory of a

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What does Y-12 do?

This fact sheet has basic information about the nuclear weapons work at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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The University and the Bomb

Here is a fact sheet on the University of Tennessee’s plan to bid on the operations and management contract for the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex

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The Yellow Banner

Across the country, in more than 80 actions, people celebrated the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Friday,

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

OREPA has held Sunday vigils every week for more than 22 years at the main entrance to the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex (intersection of Scarboro Rd and East Bear Creek Road) at 5:00pm ET. We are outdoors and space our chairs; when covid numbers are up, we encourage people to wear masks. Bring your own chair, we have some umbrellas for sun shade or rain.

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