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 on January 22, we have two things to celebrate in one week! The Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative is developing resources for those who want to address both at once. Included here are a banner (sized for 3 x 8, a good size for two people, but it can be printed at half-size for one person or any proportion you choose by a banner shop).

There is also a reflection piece that can be used or adapted for an op-ed for your newspaper. It consists mostly of King’s statements about nuclear weapons in the context of the continuing nuclear danger and the Ban Treaty.

Finally, a sample Letter to the Editor that you can use or adapt—each of these can be used to educate people, reminding them of the powerful leadership of Dr. King on a breadth of social issues and telling them about the Ban Treaty!

MLK BANNER — view it here:


MLK BANNER — Download it here:

Note: when you click the link, it appears funky for some reason. But the download should be fine when it arrives on your computer.


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 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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