by Kathy Eldon
Women’s empowerment crusader Tracey Edwards, skippered the first all women crew in the Whitbread round-the-world race in 1989. She is one of my superheroes!
My on-screen family for The Journey is the Destination – Amy, played by Ella Purnell, Kathy, played by Maria Bello and Dan, played by Ben Schnetzer.
It’s always a party with treasured friends photographer Angela Fisher, conservationist Saba Douglas-Hamilton and photographer Carol Beckwith!
Amy and I were thrilled when Nobel Laureate Malala accepted the Young Dan Eldon Activist Award.
Amy and I are massive fans of Bobby Kennedy Jr.’s commitment to the environment and social justice.
TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie credits Dan with the inspiration for his company and even launched a “Safari as a Way of Life” shoe line using Dan’s designs in his honor.
At the age of 64 Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Florida!
Creative Activist Donna Karan has led the design world in giving back through her flagship store, Urban Zen.
Aloe Blacc really “Turned On LA” with his really moving performance at our LA gala.
Dan was a big fan of Bruce Weber, who has honored us by becoming a collector of Dan’s work.
Cherished memory of our red carpet gala premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival of The Journey is the Destination – directed by Bronwen Hughes.
We are proud of actor Douglas Booth, who is now a valued United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees supporter – who has traveled to many refugee camps and war zones to draw attention to the work of UNHCR.
Geena Davis visited the Center to tell us about the work of her Institute on Gender in Media. (Left to Right: Madeline Di Nonno, KE, Geena Davis, Jon Turteltaub, Trevor Hall and Amy Eldon Turteltaub)
Julia Roberts exec-produced Extraordinary Moms, with Hillary Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell and Christiane Amanpour with us for the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Kweku Mandela’s Out of Africa film production team oversaw The Journey is the Destination shoot for eight weeks in South Africa.
Our beloved Claire Humphrey brought Larry Hagman to visit the Center and delight us all.
I couldn’t have been more honored to have creative activist/actress Maria Bello play me in The Journey is the Destination. (Photo from LA Confidential)
Spiritual leader and author Marianne Williamson spoke at the Center before her courageous presidential run.
Couldn’t be more impressed by the creative activism of actress Patricia Arquette – who attended a Creative Visions event.
Sir Paul McCartney triggered our Who Cares I Do anti-bullying campaign with his song “Who Cares”, co-produced by Creative Visions.
Following her career as a wildly successful talk show host, Ricki Lake has become a creative activist and impact media maker.
Amy and I were so lucky to spend a day with 103-year-old Amelia Boynton Robinson, who narrowly survived a brutal beating on the Selma bridge where she marched during the Civil Rights Movement.
How lucky for Amy to be played by talented British actress and creative activist, Ella Purnell.
Creative Activist Project Director Rain Phoenix (Gift Horse Project) and her mother Heart – what fun to have!
Coby Atlas, CV Board Member, has produced seven projects with Amy and me, including Extraordinary Moms, featuring Rosie O’Donnell.
Still pinching myself after meeting President Obama – following a one hour interview with Hillary Clinton and Julia Roberts – as part of our Extraordinary Moms project for OWN.
Anderson Cooper credited The Journey is the Destination, a collection of Dan’s journal pages, as one of his five favorite books in Oprah Magazine.
It was an honor to present Muhammad Ali with a copy of Dan’s The Journey is the Destination at Bennie Davenport’s The Blazers academy.
Thrilled that Rocky Dawuni is a global ambassador for the United Nations Alliance for Safe Cookstoves and a huge Creative Visions supporter.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta produced a segment of his show on the Creative Visions verandah, much to our great delight!
I first met environmental activist and actor Adrian Grenier when we were casting the role of Dan, 20 years before we actually got it made.
One of my best friends Angela Fisher, is one of the two renowned photographers behind African Ceremonies and African Twilight.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, co-founder of Earth Guardians, is one of the most compelling speakers I’ve ever heard.
I’ve known global performer Lucy Woodward since the day she was born. Don’t miss hearing her sing!
Best team in the world – Creative Visions!
Tom Steyer impressed me with his commitment to putting the environment first – should he be elected.
Joe Sumner is a regular performer at our Safari Nights fundraiser for the Cura Orphanage at Henson Studios. I love him!
Actor/Creative Activist Rosario Dawson has long been a Dan fan, as she told Cory Booker, when I met them after a screening of her film, The Need to Grow.
One of my favorite pictures with Amy after presenting the Dan Eldon Courage in Journalism Award after the 2019 PEN Gala.
Senator Kamala Harris has been a role model for women and girls during her long career as a courageous crusader for social justice reform.