Kathy Eldon launched Creative Visions, a 501(c)3 organization that supports “creative activists” who use media and the arts for social impact. CV was inspired by the life of Kathy’s son, Dan Eldon – artist, adventurer and activist – who was killed in 1993 while on assignment for Reuters in Somalia. Since 2004, CV has incubated more than 260 projects and productions on five continents, impacting over 100 million people.
Kathy is also the Founder of Creative Visions Productions, which has produced award-winning films including Dying to Tell the Story, a TBS special about journalists at risk; Soldiers of Peace, a Children’s Crusade, a CNN documentary featuring the Children’s Peace Movement in Colombia, and Global Tribe, a PBS series about grassroots social entrepreneurs. Global Tribe inspired Rock Your World, a popular CV educational program based on the Declaration of Human Rights used in 25,000 schools by 29,000 teachers and 700,000 middle and high school children in 72 countries.
A woman who turned the loss of her son into a mission to support creative activists who use media and the arts to ignite positive social change. To hear Women to Watch™ Media’s interview with Kathy and learn more about her amazing story, listen below.