~ SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2017 ~



“The worst environmental disaster in US history is quickly approaching, yet very little is being done to stop it. A casualty of the “water wars” in the Southwest, California’s largest lake is disappearing. The receding Salton Sea reveals a toxic mix of fine dust and chemicals that is threatening the health of millions. The Salton Sea has reached its breaking point, and time is running out.” {From Breaking Point – Documentary on the Salton Sea Crisis}


Please Join The 28ers and the Coachella Valley Organizer and Activist, Lorraine Salas, to discuss the peak crisis of dirty money buying up what remains of the Salton Sea, and how money in politics will once again have catostraphic effects to millions of humans, birds and fish as its water is sucked away to places who can pay for it. Also in attendance will be Chuck Parker and Feliz Nunez, both of whom have been heavily involved with this issue. We plan on showing the documentary “Breaking Point” and having a discussion about how we can organize to Save the Salton Sea from completely disappearing.



FELICITAS NUNEZ is a retired Registered Nurse from the CA Department of Corrections. Graduate from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Chicano Studies. A contributor and editor of the book “Teatro Chicana” published by University of Texas Press 2008. Member of MALCS (women active in letters and communication) since 2008. Member of LLN (Latina Leadership Network), since 2008. Member of Environmental Committee in Courageous Resistance.

CHUCK PARKER is a retired postman from US Postal Services. Graduate from Stanford University with a B.A. in English. Member of People Over Pollution, Comite Latino, Environmental Committee in Courageous Resistance.

LORRAINE SALAS is in her 13th year teaching 5th and 6th grade students at an elementary school located 10 miles from the Salton Sea. She graduated from Pitzer College with a B.A. in Sociology, under the guidance of Professor Jose Calderon. While at Pitzer she volunteered for the United Farm Workers in 2003. She returned to activism in 2012 when the Occupy movement swept across the country. Since then she has supported numerous causes that seek systemic changes. She has recently learned of the current water transfer happening in 2017 and hopes to campaign for a long term plan for the Salton Sea.


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