Creative Visions Summer ON Recap

 What do Nelson Mandela, a former US President, a Point of Light Award, a global Creative Activist™ Movement, and one EPIC commemorative celebration have in common? A summer “ON” at Creative Visions. 

 This summer marked the 20th anniversary of Dan’s passing, and to celebrate his life a series of events we called “Living to Tell the Story” took place – both at the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism™ and the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Educational Justice.

To live ON, as Kathy has described, is to “fully engage with life, embrace your fears, let go of what has constrained you, embrace uncertainty, and trust yourself.” We can tell you what it means, but around here our Founders prefer to lead by example. Journey ON!



Living to Tell The Story Press Release




Screening and Panel Discussion of Emmy-Nominated “Dying to Tell The Story”

July 10


Co- Founder Amy Eldon-Turtletaub, Director Jon Turtletaunb, Mary Milliken of Reuters, and Activist Austin Peck engaged in a discussion at the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Educational Justice about journalists who put their lives at risk to tell important stories.

“Today we are sending more journalists into dangerous situations more than ever before.” – Mary Millikin, Entertainment & Lifestyle Editor, Americas, Reuters


Celebration of Life Event

July 12

On the evening of July 12th a celebration was held in honor of Dan’s life at the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism. The event marked the 20th anniversary of Dan’s passing alongside his Reuters colleagues, Hansi Krauss, Hosea and Anthony Macharia. The celebration event honored Dan’s life and the incredible inspiration that lives ON through all of us, and so many around the world. His legacy continues to activate the creative spark to ignite positive change in the world. Watch and be inspired by the words Kathy shared that evening.



Amy’s Huffington Post Blog Remembering Her Brother Dan

july 12 


“On July 12, 20 years ago, my brother Dan Eldon — a photojournalist working for Reuters — was beaten and stoned to death by a mob in Mogadishu, Somalia. He was killed alongside three of his colleagues trying to cover the aftermath of a UN aerial attack on a house where the warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid was believed to be staying. More than 70 innocent Somalis were killed.” read more


Mandelas award Kathy “Point of Light” Award 

July 18


On the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, and Nelson Mandela Day, Kweku and Ndaba Mandela joined Former President George H. Bush in honoring Kathy with the Point of Light Award for her work in Africa and around the world.  

That same evening, the MY HERO Project celebrated Nelson Mandela at the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica, where Kathy honored “Madiba” with the following speech.  Watch ON.



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