Justin Pearson

Justin Pearson

Justin J. Pearson is the co-founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline (MCAP) and a member of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Memphis residents pushed back against the Byhalia Pipeline project. (Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht)

Commentary: Everyone deserves clean air and water, no matter their zip code

By: - September 8, 2021

I grew up in a loving family — financially poor, but spiritually rich. My family was blessed with the abundance of having my two strong grandmothers who helped us make it out of poverty. But when they both died from pollution-related illnesses, I learned that simply having a good, strong family isn’t enough. You also […]