Lessons from the Margins How a war survivor’s experience inspires students to practice peace and engage with the excluded Photos Mark Spooner ’14
“My family came across a barricade on the road near our hometown as we were returning from our summer vacation on the Croatian coast. Two men with guns stopped us and wanted to take away my dad. My mom refused to let them do this and protested that if they take him, they will have to take us all. After a long discussion, they let us go with the message that we will starve in our town, which was now surrounded by Serbian military.” Petra Belkovic Taylor ’03 recalls the summer of 1991, when the Croatian War of Indepence broke out. At age 11, it was her first encounter with war.
18 STILLPOINT | FALL 2017
Fall 2017 issue of STILLPOINT, the magazine of Gordon College.