Khalil Osiris is the founder of Reflecting Freedom Network (RFN), a non-profit charity that provides free web-based, accredited education for people impacted by incarceration. After spending 20 years in prison where Osiris earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University, he transformed his life and emerged with a deep understanding of how to use personal crises and challenges as opportunities for self-improvement.
Osiris has 30 years of experience developing restorative justice solutions used in communities and prisons in America and South Africa. His self-help program, Psychology of Incarceration, has been used in over 70 prisons across America. In 2011 Osiris moved to South Africa, where he worked as a consultant for schools, prisons and companies that hire returning citizens. While there, he was selected to host a popular TV show, Each One, Teach One which won the 2016 South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Factual Educational Program.
Osiris is also the mastermind behind the groundbreaking documentary series, Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC). The series features stories about individuals who are taking action to help change their communities for the better through candid, heartfelt conversations about bias, racism and systemic failure. He premiered the first TRC documentary two months after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, which featured people from diverse backgrounds having difficult conversations about justice and social reckoning. On the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder, Osiris released TRC’s short documentary tribute to the global movement for racial and social justice. He will premiere TRC’s second full-length documentary at the 2021 TRC Global Summit being held in London, UK on July 18-19, Nelson Mandela International Day.
Osiris is an Advisor and Board Member for the House of Mandela Family Foundation. He is also on the Advisory Board of Athens Democracy Forum, an annual event convened by the Democracy & Culture Foundation in association with The New York Times.
Osiris conducts thought-provoking talks on a range of challenging issues, including 5 Commitments for Racial Healing, Diversity & Returning Citizens, Man-to-Man Talks and Psychology of Incarceration.