Justin was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. After early days taking part in the anti-war movement in Austin, he moved to Washington, DC and was swept into the burgeoning Occupy DC protests fighting the corruption of lobbying & big money in politics.

Occupy led him first to neighborhood eviction defense, then to organized labor, and ultimately to the Momentum community of social movement practitioners–including Democracy Spring, where he continues to serve on the National Coordinating Committee. He hopes all of his movement families can benefit from his work at IPS.


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