Learn how to honor and celebrate the important figures in your own life with Gigi Coleman.
(she/her) Guest/Teaching Artist
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. Ms. Coleman retired after 25 years of service from the City of Chicago Water Management as an Assistant to the Commissioner. She worked as a Commodity Manager for Chicago Public School and as a substitute teacher for the Lighthouse for the Blind Preschool, Chicago Public School and the South Cook County.