The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance is a collection of eternally hopeful souls who believe we have the power to create the world we hope to live in. Even though most of them are old enough to know better, they’ve been insisting that nonviolent actions “speaking at public hearings; grassroots organizing; public workshops; civil resistance actions; letters to the editor” can lead to a world free of nuclear weapons.

OREPA is committed to nonviolence and believes in using every tool in the toolbox. Our main focus is stopping nuclear weapons production at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and protecting the environment threatened by legacy and ongoing activities at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Reservation.

We also work intentionally to create nonviolent community in East Tennessee. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit grassroots organization; we welcome everyone who would join us in the struggle to create peace in the world.

OREPA’s Board of Directors • 2020

Members of OREPA’s Board serve two year terms.

Kevin Collins, President

Jay McMahan, Secretary/Treasurer

Pam Hindle, Vice President

Betty Coleman

Dennie Kelley

Lauren Startup

Lee Ann Swarm

Ann Myers

Ed Sullivan

Christian Wilson

OREPA staff

Ralph Hutchison, coordinator

Cody Dishner, organizer

How to reach us

phone: 865 776 5050
email: [orep@earthlink.net]
snail mail: P O Box 5743 Oak Ridge, TN 37831
shipping address: 315 Mayflower Dr, Knoxville, TN 37920

OREPA Finances



How we work



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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