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Remembering Birmingham Fifty Years Later

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama with a special puppet presentation, Sanctuary: The Sixteenth St Church Bombing in September.

The first performance, Friday, September 13 at the Beck Cultural Center on Dandridge Avenue in Knoxville will begin at 6:30; the puppet drama will be followed by a screening of Spike Lee’s “4 Little Girls,” a documentary of the bombing.

The second performance will be Sunday, September 15 at Church of the Savior (UCC) at 934 N Weisgarber Road in Knoxville; no screening of the movie is planned for the second performance.

Both events are free and open to all.


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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). We will now be holding the vigil at 4:00PM ET during the winter months so we don’t have to be sitting out in the dark. 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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