Speaker. Social Entrepreneur. Advisor, House of Mandela Family Foundation and Athens Democracy Forum
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.
Book Khalil for 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. He is available as a keynote speaker, panelist, or discussion moderator.
Khalil Osiris speaks at Jacksonville University
Author, educator, and social activist Khalil Osiris was one of JU’s guest speakers at the Global Citizen Award Ceremony. He serves as a board member of the Nelson Mandela Family Foundation and as the CEO of Reflecting Freedom, a social enterprise organization that he founded.
2019 ASU GSV Summit: How One Man Changed His Arc From Prison to a Life of Great Impact
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” For me, that famous quote speaks to a spiritual truth; that each of us have the power and responsibility to define the meaning of our life’s work. Having spent 20 years in prison, my talk is about finding your own freedom. Freedom in the midst of any circumstance or situation. Freedom no matter what your life looks like right now. Freedom regardless of how limited and powerless you may currently perceive yourself to be.
Closing keynote at Hiring Success EU 2019
Self-imposed limitations are created when our choices and actions are dictated by automatic thoughts and unquestioning beliefs. Understand these limitations and find freedom from this prison of the mind. This session will take you through an extra-ordinarily inspiring journey of grit.
Khalil is a great consultant and partner to work with. He has supported House of Mandela initiatives with tremendous insight and integrity. Further, his tireless work in schools and prisons throughout South Africa has been an inspiration to me and a wonderful service to my country.
Dr Makaziwe Mandela,
Chairman, House of Mandela
Khalil embodies the triumph of a mind and spirit freed! His life is an inspiration for all young men, especially young black men growing in societies wounded by racism such as the USA and South Africa. Khalil is a role model for those growing up without fathers and caring male mentors.
CEO, Health Care Access Now
“The only person you are destined
to become is the person
you decide to be.”