Celebrating Dr. King!

More than sixty people braved the weather to join the Community Conversation about restorative justice at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center on Friday, January 12. Tammi Campbell (ombudsperson for Knox County Schools) and Mark Stephens (Public Defender and director, Community Law Center, seen here addressing the audience) spoke about the challenges their institutions face in achieving equity and justice in the treatment of people of color and other disadvantaged populations.

Next up for OREPA: the MLK parade on Monday morning! Come and join us and be part of the delegation with the largest, most amazing street puppets in the parade”we’re starting at the other end this year, and line-up will be at the Midway at Chilhowee Park at 8:45am.

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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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