Please Join FASE and Higher Ground Entertainment For An Evening Reception Recognizing The Work of Mission Brain & Celebrating The Legacy of Jaime Escalante With “GANAS” (desire) we can change the world

Saturday, November 11th 2023
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cantina Frida
252 North Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, California, 90210

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones, Neurosurgeon

Jaime Escalante, Educator

Host Committee Co-Chairs:

Edward James OlmosActivist, Academy Nominated Actor

Demián BichirActivist, Academy Nominated Actor

Michael PeñaActor

Celia DanielPhilanthropist, Board Member Mission Brain

Louis PerryPresident, Kadima Security Services

Host Committee:

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones, Neurosurgeon and Co-Founder Mission Brain

Dolores Huerta, President and Founder Dolores Huerta Foundation

Gisele Ragusa, Ph.D. Professor, University of Southern California

Martin Cabrera, CEO and Co-Founder Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

Elsa Bolado, Principal Hollenbeck Middle School and Escalante Alumni

Sergio Valdez, Engineer NASA/JPL and Escalante Alumni (Featured in STEM Career Sneak Peek)

Alex Padilla, U.S. Senator California

Antonio Cardenas, United State Representative, 29th Congressional District San Fernando Valley, CA

Sneak Peek:

Mission Possible:

Two doctors on a mission, a hero’s journey, to bring first-world neurosurgery to low-income countries around the world.  To enlist young neurosurgery students into the effort to decolonize global public health systems, creating more equitable distribution for all. This concept gave birth to Mission:Brain. A non-profit founded by Dr. Michael Lawton and Dr. Alfredo Quinones, known fondly as Dr Q.

Dr. Q connects the world of healthcare to STEM education and the vital role of mentoring to foster greater participation in these careers in all parts of our community. This dynamic docuseries will tell the story of Mission:Brain from its origins to its growing commitment to the equitable distribution of healthcare delivery systems all over the world.

Mars Helicopter – Ingenuity:

How do you build a helicopter that will survive in temperatures below -140° F? And fly through the extra thin Martian atmosphere, all while powering itself? Solving problems like these is all in a days’ work for mechanical engineer Sergio Valdez.

The Futures Channel STEAM Art Auction

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More information on FASE’s STEM Education Campaign and Event