"Forgiveness takes one person. Reconciliation two." Khalil Osiris, founder of RFN
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) August 18, 2020
Reflecting Freedom Network (RFN), a Florida based nonprofit, invites citizens around the world to take part in its restorative justice documentary series, Truth & Reconciliation Conversations. The documentary is about systemic racism and the global struggle to overcome it. Citizens can submit their recorded stories to RFN and, if selected, they will be part of the 3 part documentary series, culminating with a global premiere on Nelson Mandela International Day 2021. For many people of color, George Floyd’s murder by police officers is a poignant reminder of the intersection between racism and injustice. “Forgiveness takes one person, reconciliation two,” said Khalil Osiris, founder of RFN and host of the Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 (#NMID2020) documentary. “Our aim is to encourage people to start talking about ending racism, and in so doing build a global movement for justice.”
The #NMID2020 documentary featured leaders in education, criminal justice, civil rights, community reentry and journalism discussing their understanding of systemic racism, their response to George Floyd’s murder, and their hope for the future of race relations. Their stories evoked anger, fear, guilt, as well as hope for healing and reconciliation.
Nelson Mandela said, “In the end, reconciliation is a spiritual process, which requires more than just a legal framework. It has to happen in the hearts and minds of people.” RFN’s restorative justice documentary seeks to build on Mandela’s vision of reconciliation by celebrating the stories of individuals who are taking action to help change their communities and the world for the better.
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