Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize
Dorothy Clarke Wilson of Orono, Maine was an internationally known peacemaker who was committed to writing on social issues and world peace. To encourage today’s University of Maine students to share in the commitment, Dorothy Clarke Wilson established a $500 annual award for the most compelling written work on a peace related topic. This competition is open to all University of Maine students.
“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn’t committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from “I’ve Been To The Mountain Top,” April 3, 1968
2018 Winner of the Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize: Aliya Uteuova
Read her winning piece here: