On September 7, 1989, Ric Salinas was shot and another actor, George Galvan, was injured, in front of Ric's apartment while trying to break up a fight. Salinas sustained near-fatal injuries to his neck, chest, and abdomen, and remained in intensive care for five days. Family, friends, and fans held several benefits to raise money for to help pay for Ric's medical expenses. Out of this experience came Culture Clash's "A Bowl of Beings" based around themes of Chicano identity, wit, and wisdom. The Latino/Chicano comedy troupe Culture Clash began on Cinco de Mayo, 1984 at René Yáñez's Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco, California. 8 in. x 10 in.