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

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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 orep@earthlink.net 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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