Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance Banner

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: https://www.orepa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/King-banner-draft.pdf

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


Reflections for Nonviolent Community


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.

Learn More »
Where Should I park? vigil-map.jpg

Please Share!