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April 2, 2013

Author to speak Thursday at Hartwick

Staff Report
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Inspirational speaker and author John Robinson will appear at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel House on the Hartwick College campus. It is free and open to the public.

The Hartwick College Faculty Committee on Diversity and Campus Climate and LEADs, the student organization focused on Leadership, Education, and Awareness for Disabilities, are hosting the event. Robinson, a multiple amputee, will speak about overcoming obstacles in life and what it means to be “disabled.”

To date, Robinson and his story have been featured across several media outlets such as PBS, and he has authored the autobiography “Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination,” published by Syracuse University Press. In 2001, Robinson was selected to carry the Olympic torch as it passed through Albany on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics.