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Re-Membering our Forgotten Community

May 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Re-Membering our Forgotten Community

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

7:00 PM


Hailed as the “land of liberty and justice for all,” the U.S. incarcerates about 25% of the world’s prison population yet is less than 5% of the world’s population.

This panel discussion for “re-MEMBERing” our forgotten community is to re-mind us that “out of sight is not out of mind.” ALL of us are needed members of ONE human family with a shared consciousness and journey towards liberation.

Join One Spirit in Action in uplifting the voices and lives of our formally incarcerated brothers and sisters through deep sharing as we re-imagine our justice system through a lens of “just us” with no one left out. This event concludes with opportunities to be “IN ACTION” to de-carcerate and support those who are currently and formerly incarcerated.


Salome Raheim, Ph.D., ACSW (OSIS Class of 2022) is an organizational consultant and trainer whose passion for advancing diversity, equity, and social justice has taken her to four continents to work with health and human services agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. She is Dean Emeritus at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany—SUNY School of Social Welfare.  She is the mother of two sons, grandmother of a beautiful goddess-child, a family constellations facilitator, energy healer, and certified mindfulness instructor.

Reverend Heidi Tessmer, BA, MBA, was ordained from One Spirit in June of 2020. She started her spiritual training at Still Harbor where spirituality and social justice meet. She serves as a Chaplain/Spiritual Director for the Covid Grief Network. She brings compassion, openness and tenderness to her ministry and has be called to wonder about the wound’s unseen. Learning from activist and educator Ruby Sales, in asking, “Where does it hurt? Heidi worked as an organizational change management consultant, process redesign consultant, facilitator, and trainer for 12 years at one of the top Global Consulting firms. She is the mother of two teenagers and lives with her family in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Rev. Tyrone “Ty” Holmes is a husband, father, interfaith minister, wedding officiant, poet, and yogi. He is a captivating public speaker with a long career in educational publishing, supporting school districts nationally in the area of mathematics education. His wide range of passions and skills merge around the subject of service. He is an author and a poet. His collection of heart-opening poetry is called The Undone Heart. Ty is the cofounder of One Spirit in Action, the service arm of one spirit learning alliance. Simply put, their mission is the dedicated and persistent practice of sacred service that is both unifying and heart shattering. Rev. Ty, as his coaching clients call him, holds a degree in mathematics education from the University of Maryland, and in 2013 was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary.




May 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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