Khalil Osiris is the founder of Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC), a global initiative focused on galvanizing action to end racism and gender based violence. He’s also the founder of Reflecting Freedom Network (RFN), a non-profit charity that provides access to web-based, accredited education for non-traditional learners including justice-involved youth and adults.
Osiris is the author of the accredited course and program, Psychology of Incarceration, which teaches that “prison is a metaphor for self-imposed limitations” and freedom is a choice. His course and program are taught at universities and used at correctional and rehabilitation treatment centers throughout America. In 2011 Osiris moved to South Africa, where he worked as a consultant for schools, community organizations 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 the mastermind behind a new documentary film series about ordinary people 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 film 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 about the people and community that came together to celebrate George Floyd’s life. He premiered TRC’s second documentary film at the virtual 2021 TRC Global Summit held on July 18-19 in honor of Nelson Mandela International Day.
Building on the success of the TRC Global Summit, Osiris launched a civic education campaign called Orange Couch Conversations. Students anywhere in the world can earn academic credit, transferable to their local school, for watching the TV show Orange Couch and participating in 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.
Osiris is a social impact visionary who is pioneering the use of entertainment to promote civic education that galvanizes youths to take action to end violence against women and girls and documents their civic engagement in their local schools and communities.
Osiris conducts thought-provoking talks on a range of issues including Five Commitments for Healing & Racial Reconciliation, Psychology of Incarceration and Civic Education in Action.