Revealing the Invisible Coachella Valley

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REVEALING THE INVISIBLE COACHELLA VALLEY

June 17, 2013

 

Revealing the Invisble Coachella Valley 

 

 

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CIRS

PO Box 1047

Davis, CA  95617-1047

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NEW REPORT REVEALS CUMULATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY OF RESIDENTS OF THE EASTERN COACHELLA VALLEY

 

CIRS and UC Davis Center for Regional Change have recently completed a report revealing the environmental and social risks of living in the Eastern Coachella Valley. 

This report is the result of a partnership of community based organizations with CIRS and UCD and was funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of The California Endowment. Our work consisted of gathering and analyzing secondary data to document health and environmental justice disparities in the Eastern Coachella Valley.  This document will serve as a reference for advocacy efforts to address inequities. 

Community based organizations participating in the development of this report include: California Rural Legal Assistance, Comite Civico del Valle, Inland Congregations United for Change and Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation. These groups expect the document will be an asset to their ongoing environmental justice advocacy work and improvement of conditions in the Eastern Coachella Valley.

 


“The lack of consolidated and unbiased data documenting the inequities of our region has been one of the greatest challenges we face in our work for better infrastructure, water quality, housing, and environmental health. It has been incredibly frustrating to us at times to have decision-makers and policy-makers say or imply that we are exaggerating about our community experiences, or that they need to see science before they can help. This data will assist us greatly in demonstrating that our experiences are based in hard facts and statistics,” said Megan Beaman of Pueblo Unido CDC.

 

Click on the link here:  CEVA or on the left sidebar to see the report.  

   Sincerely,

   Gail Wadsworth

   Executive Director

 

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