The new Team Hill Diversity Council brought representatives from all of Hill AFB’s annual special observances to Centennial Park Aug. 20 to celebrate and learn more about the base’s unique community and diversity.
The event featured food, entertainment, cultural presentations, and informational booths.
Festival attendees received passports to be stamped while visiting booths providing information on the 10 special observances the base recognizes each year. These are:
• Martin Luther King, Jr. (3rd Monday of January)
• African American History Month (February)
• Women’s History Month (March)
• Holocaust Remembrance Day/Holocaust Days of Remembrance (April/May)
• Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month (June)
• Women’s Equality Day (26 August)
• Hispanic American Heritage Month (15 September to 15 October)
• National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)
• American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month (November)
The Team Hill Diversity Council was formed in the fall of 2015. The group’s purpose is to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote diversity among all military members, civilian employees, family members and retirees. The council is open to everyone with access to the base and meets every third Wednesday of each month, 2-3 p.m., in Bldg. 460.