St. John's University Presents the Caribbean Writers Series Lecture featuring Olympic Jamaican Bobsledder Devon Harris
St. John’s University presents a Caribbean Writers Series lecture with Devon Harris, author and 3-time Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team member, on Monday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the D’Angelo Center.
Harris will be sharing stories of his inspirational journey from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England and the legend behind Jamaica’s first Winter Olympic team.
Harris will also highlight his foundation, The Keep on Pushing Foundation, which supports the education of children in disadvantaged communities around the world. He is the author of the children’s motivational book, “Yes, I Can!” and the semi-autobiographical motivational book “Keep on Pushing: Hot Lessons from Cool Runnings.”
What: Carribean Writers Series at St. John’s University:
Featuring Jamaican Olympic Bobsledder Devon Harris
When: Monday, March 31
Where: St. John’s University Queens Campus
D’Angelo Center, Room 128
Harris and his teammates first competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada and inspired the Disney blockbuster movie, Cool Runnings. Harris went on to captain the Jamaican team at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France and the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan.
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