Hillsborough County launched its first diversity festival at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in downtown Tampa. The county’s Community Affairs and Diversity Advisory Committee of volunteers organized the event called “2016 Interact Hillsborough.”
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0:12 Nestor Ortiz, Hillsborough County Advisory Committee Member
1:12 Kevin Beckner, Hillsborough County Commissioner
1:55 Kaye Joseph, Caribbean American National Development Organization
“It’s about sharing diversity with others in Hillsborough County and educating the public about the different cultures,” said Dr. Kimi Springsteen, who retired last year from the county’s Community Affairs Office. Hillsborough County. Community Affairs Al Coleman said the diverse community groups also wanted to have this kind of event in the spring.
The Tampa Bay Rays, WTSP-TV Anchor Reginald Roundtree, County Commissioner Ken Hagan, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, CAIR and other groups also participated in Hillsborough County’s inaugural diversity festival.
The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office also was there to register voters for the August 30 Primary Election (county, school board) and November 8, 2016 Presidential Election.