July 18-19, 2021
TRC GLOBAL SUMMIT
Breaking Down Barriers Through Conversations About Racism
Racism is one of the most urgent challenges facing humanity. Through truthful conversations, we can begin to navigate this challenge, paving the way to better understand one another. The 2021 Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) Global Summit will provide a blueprint for how these conversations can take place, using five key commitments to guide us.
The Summit will premiere a thought-provoking documentary that illuminates the process of reconciliation through the stories of men and women who have confronted racial challenges throughout their lives. Attendees will have access to engaging workshops and provocative on-stage panels with global leaders to deepen their understanding of how to communicate about race and what steps to take in order to move forward.
In a time when silence is no longer an option, it is more important than ever to start the conversation.
Times listed are BST (British Summer Time) GMT+1
18 July- Virtual Event
5pm – 6:07pm Premiere of the 2021 TRC Documentary
To honor Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of fighting for racial justice, this 67-minute documentary will take you on a journey inside the hearts and minds of citizens whose actions and words concretely demonstrate how we can all work to heal racial wounds through the power of conversation.
19 July London & Virtual Event
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sponsored Breakfasts
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Khalil Osiris, Founder, Truth & Reconciliation Conversations
10:40 a.m. to 11 a.m. Opening Keynote
11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Screening of 2021 Truth & Reconciliation Conversations Documentary
12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Panel Discussion: Starting the Conversation
Three panelists react and respond to the TRC documentary, and share the ways in which they are addressing overt and subtle racism in their own communities.
12:55 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Spoken Word Interlude
1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Lunch Break
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Conversation: And Yet, Hope
Finding hope in uncertain times.
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Workshop: Learning and Sharing the TRC Method
Participants will be split into 3 groups: 2 in-person and 1 virtual
4:15 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. Coffee Break with Live Musical Performance
4:35 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. Workshop Synthesis
The workshop leaders and participants discuss the sessions and share their analysis.
5:05 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. Closing Keynote Panel: Race and Culture
Artists or culture creators discuss the intersection of race and the arts, and the importance of the arts in breaking down barriers and igniting conversation. What is culture’s role in the healing process?
5:35 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call to Action and Closing Remarks
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closing Cocktail and Musical Performance
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TRC Founder, Khalil Osiris
Watch the founder of Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC), Khalil Osiris, share his story and his hopes for the TRC initiative.
TRC is a collection of stories from people like you who offer their own experience with racism as a way to help move the conversation forward. Click here to learn more and submit your own story.
RFN TRC NMID 2020 Documentary
REFLECTING FREEDOM NETWORK (RFN) commissioned the documentary Truth & Reconciliation Conversations: Facing Racism & Healing Together in celebration of their annual Nelson Mandela International Day event, July 18, 2020.
Khalil Osiris speaks to NMID 2019 Reflecting Freedom Award winners to hear their thoughts about systemic racism and the civil unrest happening across America and the world.
Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela shares how the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela speaks powerfully to the need for reckoning and reconciliation in this historic moment.