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…
UPF Budget Goes Through the Roof
URANIUM PROCESSING FACILITY AT Y-12 NOW 3 YEARS BEHIND SCHEDULE AND IS SLATED TO COST AN EXTRA $2 BILLION The Y-12 weapons plant in Oak
Remembering Mary Dennis
January 15, 2023 at Church of the Savior
Ban Treaty Day in Oak Ridge
January 23 marks the second anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. OREPA will be combining our celebration of the Ban Treaty
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
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
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
Resources for Actions in the Age of the Ban Treaty
THERE ARE LOTS OF RESOURCES HERE — for groups and individuals. please scroll down to see everything that is available! On this page you will
UT President tries to brush off OREPA’s concerns about management bid for Y-12
Nearly two months after sending a letter to Randy Boyd, President of the University of Tennessee’s statewide system of campuses, Boyd responded. OREPA has annotated
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.
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
Reflections for Nonviolent Community
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.