The Gift of Grieving: Transforming Pain to Purpose with Kathy Eldon

Join COPE for a virtual conversation with Kathy Eldon, Founder of Creative Visions, as seen on OPRAH and TEDx

About this event

Join COPE for a virtual conversation with Kathy Eldon, Founder of Creative Visions, around “The Gift of Grieving: Transforming Pain to Purpose.” Kathy’s life has been, and continues to be, one of reinvention and transformation. Starting her journey in Iowa, then moving on to Wellesley College, London, Kenya, back to London and then to Los Angeles, Kathy has made her way through a tumultuous and exciting world as an award-winning film and television producer, best-selling author and journalist. In 1998, Kathy and her daughter, Amy, launched Creative Visions Foundation, inspired by the life of her son, Dan Eldon – 22-year-old Reuters photojournalist, artist, and creative activist – who was stoned to death in Somalia in 1993. The organization has helped support more than 360 projects and productions and has impacted more than 100 million people.

Kathy was aware that her very survival depended upon transforming the horror of Dan’s death into a force for good and constantly and consistently used the power of transformation to turn purpose into action. In Kathy’s discussion, she poses the questions:

I wonder how many of us are living first hand now? How much of our modern existence is hands on, in your face life? Not processed by a machine or another person’s interpretation of what we should be doing – not our partners or parents, our professors nor bosses, no matter how engaging that vision of us may be. We are excited to get hand-me down clothes or shoes – so why would we want a hand me down, second-hand life?

This is the time to ask yourself what you really want to do for ourselves – and our world – then make a plan to do, to be, to experience, to accomplish – to give, to share, to learn, to grow.

Join Kathy, in conversation with Ed Zareh, for a virtual safari that navigates your ability to transform yourself and the world around you.

When: April 7, 2022, 7 – 8 pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: $25 per ticket

Learn more and register today HERE

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