Second Chance eBook Series

Promoting Social Justice & Second Chance Employment

Who We Are

Mandela Media, DMA United, and Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) have partnered to launch the Second Chance eBook Series. This groundbreaking initiative is dedicated to promoting social justice and fostering support for second chance employment.

What Brought Us Together

This partnership has an intriguing backstory. In 1986, while Dr. Phumla Makaziwe Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, was studying at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Khalil Osiris was pursuing studies at Boston University – from prison, they became pen pals. Fast-forward to today, Khalil is a Senior Advisor at DMA United and Mandela Media, as well as the founder of TRC, leading this transformative initiative.

Our Mission

  • Promote Social Justice: By sharing personal stories, we aim to raise awareness about the importance of social justice.
  • Support Second Chance Employment: We provide justice-impacted individuals with visibility and a tool to connect with potential employers.
  • Feature Forward-thinking Employers: We celebrate employers who provide second chance employment opportunities and are committed to building an inclusive workforce.
  • Honor Nelson Mandela’s Legacy: Through this initiative, we strive to continue Nelson Mandela’s legacy of social justice.

How to Get Involved

1. Sign Up

Email us at to sign up for the Second Chance eBook Series.

2. Share Your Story

Fill out TRC’s Google form and share your unique Social Justice/Second Chance story. Describe how your story is aligned with Nelson Mandela’s enduring legacy of social justice.

3. Choose Your Impact

Decide whether you want to create an eBook or sponsor a story. In recognition of your contribution, you will receive the Mandela Media eBook Series logo, renewable annually.

Benefits of Participation

For Individuals

This initiative provides an extraordinary platform to share personal experiences and secure visibility among second chance employers. By sharing your story, you not only inspire others but also contribute to a larger cause.

For Companies and Nonprofits

Participation strengthens organizations’ brand image, supports justice-impacted individuals sharing their lived experiences, and enhances their corporate social responsibility profile.

Sponsorship Options for All

We offer inclusive sponsorship options designed for individuals ($500), nonprofits ($750), and companies ($1,000). Everyone is invited to create their eBook story and contribute to this transformative cause.

Building on Mandela’s Legacy

The Second Chance eBook Series is more than just a platform for sharing stories—it’s an opportunity to build on Nelson Mandela’s legacy of social justice. By creating an eBook or sponsoring a story, you become a part of this noble mission.

Join Us Today

There’s no better time than now to make a difference. Join our mission to promote social justice and second chance employment. Together, we can create a brighter future, one story at a time.

DMA United:
DMA United is an award-winning advertising agency that provides representation services for individuals and brands. With over two decades of experience, DMA United has partnered with Fortune 500 companies and closely held businesses worldwide.

House of Mandela (HOM):
Mandela Media is a joint venture between House of Mandela and DMA United. Our mission is to educate and empower communities to work toward social justice. We aim to create substantive discourse and action around important social topics, continuing Nelson Mandela’s vision for future generations.

Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC):
Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing racial reconciliation and the rights of women and girls through meaningful dialogue and action. By fostering inclusivity, TRC aims to bridge divides, heal historical wounds, and build a global community that values every voice, including justice-impacted individuals.