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Inaugural Awards Gala:
Honoring Black Faith & Justice Partners

Our Inaugural Awards Gala marks a significant milestone in our mission to foster positive change and uplift the communities in Trenton, New Jersey, and statewide. It's an occasion to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving the well-being of our community through their innovative approaches, advocacy, and collaborative spirit. As we gather to celebrate their achievements, we also reaffirm our collective resolve to continue working towards a more equitable, inclusive, and thriving state for all its residents. 

Event Details

We look forward to seeing you in your best formal attire as this is a black-tie event.

Dinner will follow a champagne toast as we begin our evening of honoring Black faith and justice partners.  

Join us on Thursday, December 5th, 2024

6PM to 9PM

Location Details

Social Profit Center at Mill One 

1 North Johnston Ave 

Hamilton, NJ 08609

Free parking is available  

Wheelchair accessible 

Coat check available  


Rev. Dr. Otis Moss

A third-generation warrior for civil and human rights, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, has built his ministry on community advancement and racial and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., since 2008, Dr. Moss routinely preaches and practices a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic inequality.


Dr. Moss’ latest book project, Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times, released in November 2022, has been lauded as a “life-affirming guide to the practical, political, and spiritual challenges of our day.” Utilizing the scholarship of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Howard Thurman, alongside biblical texts, a bevy of religious traditions, Black culture, and his own personal experiences, Dr. Moss offer up a methodology on performing spiritual resistance by uniting two pillars of his ministry: love and justice

With a unique gift to communicate across generations, Dr. Moss’ creative bible-based messages have inspired young and old alike. His intergenerational preaching gift has made Dr. Moss a popular speaker on college campuses, at conferences, and churches across the globe. He is highly influenced by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, Howard Thurman, Jazz, and Hip-Hop music. The work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the pastoral ministry of his father, Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, have been primary mentors for his spiritual formation.

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Partnership Opportunites

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