Shifting the Spotlight: A prophetic word for Minnesota from Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Minnesota Council of Churches

Being a white ally means playing a supporting role as BIPOC people take center stage. During this historic shift, how can white Christians embrace roles where they cease to be the stars of the film but are instead cast as extras – people whose advancement of the plot is good but not essential to the future? And how can BIPOC people regain agency and become the leaders they are meant to be?

On the third anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, Minnesota Council of Churches invites people of faith to an evening with music from Sounds of Blackness and a prophetic word from Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III.

This event is organized in partnership with the George Floyd family and will conclude in time for participants to join the evening candlelight vigil scheduled at George Floyd Square.

Sponsored by The Minneapolis Foundation.


Date and Time: May 25, 2023; 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Cost: Free



  • Registration and Light Refreshments
  • Opening Music – Sounds of Blackness
  • Welcome
  • Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis
  • Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung
  • Choral Response – Sounds of Blackness
  • Keynote Speaker – Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III
  • Closing announcements
  • Book signing
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