Tickets go on sale on June 1st, 2021
Gigi Coleman is the great niece of Bessie Coleman
Ms. Coleman’s mother, the late Marion Coleman, petitioned a postal stamp in her aunt’s honor. Ms. Coleman’s grandmother the late Georgia Coleman was Bessie Coleman’s youngest sister. Gigi is passionate in her endeavors to inform the world about Bessie achievements in the field of aviation.
She portrays the story of Bessie to challenge the minds of the young and old and encourage individuals to achieve their dreams.
Ms. Coleman wants to inspire youth to be interested in STEM Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Ms. Coleman designed an aviation program 501(c)3 Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars Our mission is to expose disadvantage youth to career opportunities in the field of aviation. The program is designed to enhance self- esteem multicultural awareness, preparation for the world of work and support educational and STEM programs. The program is supported by hands on activities speakers and field trips. The Program exposes students to careers that they would not consider. Program participants go on to college to pursue aviation careers. The program is affiliated with After School Matters at Gwendolyn Brooks Preparatory High School to exposed students to aviation from history, operating a fly simulator, flying drones, obtaining drone certification and really flying airplanes. In 2013 first year of the program it was selected number one program on the South region of Chicago to appear at the citywide showcase at the Harris Theater. The program has partnered with Operation Push Excel Stem Program for the last three summers and with the Archdiocese of Chicago at St. Columbus Church.
Ms. Coleman retired after 25 years of service from the City of Chicago Water Management as an Assistant to the Commissioner.
Worked as a Commodity Manager for Chicago Public School
Worked as a substitute teacher for the Lighthouse for the Blind Preschool, Chicago Public School and the South Cook County
Roosevelt University Paralegal
Graduate of Roosevelt University MA in Sociology Concentration Gerontology
BA Mundelein College Liberal Arts