The Memphis born and raised superstar, Justin Timberlake recently took a stand against a proposed Memphis’ oil pipeline. The musician, actor, and humanitarian brought it to his fans attention via social media what is currently occurring in Memphis. This proposed oil pipeline would be built underneath the city, creating a high risk for drinking water from their water source. The water source currently supplies more than 1 million people in the city, majority Black and low-income communities. He encouraged his followers to sign a petition that would stop the proposal of the large corporation. Timberlake informed his audience with a detailed video that visually shows how this proposed oil pipeline would impact the Memphis community and the environment. By using his platform and voice, he brought awareness to environmental racism and injustice, stressing that this plan cannot happen.
Your voice can shift the atmosphere and create a change that is needed in this world. Don’t be silent to injustice and wrongdoings!
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." - Proverbs 31:8-9