Join this free virtual storytelling event with This Much is True, featuring Evanston’s own Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan.
Logan will moderate the event and will also tell a story.
He'll tell about Bula Fiji, a 23-year-old Black male recent college graduate on a soul searching journey to the Fiji Islands - a place where he didn't know that Black people existed - in search of his humanity and his identity as a man, an American, and an African American man.
On a resort, with bungalows of white tourists, he contemplated and eventually accepted an invitation to go to a distant village with the indigenous Fijian caretakers of the resort; a decision that changed his life forever.
This is the story of his reception into the village - a village of Black Fijians who had never seen a Black American before - and how his identity as a Black American evolves to his of as a member of the African Diaspora and a born-again human being.
This Much is True is Chicago's longest running monthly personal storytelling series (since 2008), featuring the hilarious, the heartbreaking, and everything in between, from some of the city's top tellers.
Gilo is a fourth-generation Evanson resident, son of Evanston's first Black police chief Bill Logan, and owns Logan Consulting Services, whose mission is to help leaders, organizations, teams, and individuals develop leadership competencies to succeed in an increasingly complex and diverse global society.
Read my interview with Gilo from 2018 here.