Khalil Osiris is an educator, social entrepreneur, and founder of Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC), a global initiative that promotes racial reconciliation and gender equality. He’s also the author of Psychology of Incarceration (POI), a groundbreaking reentry program that’s taught at prisons and universities across America. Khalil’s message is that “prison is a metaphor for self-imposed limitations and freedom is a choice.”
In 2011 Khalil moved to South Africa and worked as a consultant at schools, community-based organizations, and companies that hire returning citizens. He hosted a popular TV show called “Each One Teach One”, which won a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) in 2016 for Best Factual Educational Program.
Khalil is the mastermind behind a riveting TRC documentary series about ordinary people who seek to transform their communities through candid, heartfelt conversations. He premiered the first documentary after the murder of George Floyd in 2020. On the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death, Khalil released a second documentary about the George Floyd Square occupied protest. The final documentary was premiered at the virtual 2021 TRC Global Summit held on July 18-19 in honor of Nelson Mandela International Day.
Building on the success of Nelson Mandela International Day, Khalil launched a global civic education campaign that provides students with an opportunity to earn academic credit, transferable to their local school, for learning how to prevent domestic and gender based violence where they live.
Khalil conducts thought-provoking talks on a range of topics including Racial Reconciliation, Psychology of Incarceration, and A Freedom That Comes From Within. You can download his book, A Freedom That Comes From Within, for free at khalilosiris.com. Osiris is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and social impact consultant. He’s the founder of Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC), a global initiative focused on promoting racial reconciliation and gender equality, and 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.