Khalil Osiris is the founder of Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC), a global initiative focused on galvanizing action to promote racial reconciliation and gender equality. 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.
Khalil is the author of the accredited course and program, Psychology of Incarceration (POI), which teaches that “prison is a metaphor for self-imposed limitations and freedom is a choice”. POI is taught at universities and has been implemented at prisons and rehabilitation centers throughout America.
In 2011 Khalil moved to South Africa where he worked as a consultant at schools, prisons, community organizations, and companies that hire returning citizens. While there 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 the TRC documentary film series about concerned citizens 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 film two-months after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. It featured five people from diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds having difficult conversations about justice and social reckoning.
On the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder, Khalil released TRC’s short documentary about the people and community that came together to celebrate George Floyd’s life. He premiered it 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 civic education campaign called Orange Couch Conversations. Students anywhere in the world can earn academic credit, transferable to their local school, for participating in the global observance of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence and pledging to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) where they live.
Khalil is a social impact visionary who is pioneering the use of social media to promote civic education that galvanizes youths to take action to end violence against women and girls while documenting their civic engagement at their local schools and communities.
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.