A panel conversation featuring leading voices from experts on Iranian history and heritage in California.

Saturday, May 20, 2023
10:00 AM

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The L.A. Conservancy is hosting a Special Tour & Events Exploring Irangeles. Los Angeles is home to the largest concentration of Iranians in the United States. Rich in religious and ethnic diversity, Iranian and ‘Persian’ heritage is not bound by national borders but by cultural identity and tradition. To find out more about their planned activities to learn more about Iranian history, heritage, and experience in Los Angeles, see their website on Irangeles: Exploring Iranian Presence and Permeance in Los Angeles. 

Panel participants include:

Liana Aghajanian
Journalist, founder of digital platform Dining in Diaspora.

Homa Dashtaki
Author and founder of The White Moustache yogurt company.

Nicole Dayani
Culinary artist and founder of Nicole’s Kitchen L.A.

Naz Deravian
L.A.-based author, writer, and New York Times contributor.

Kevan Harris
Author and Associate Professor of Sociology at UCLA.

Persis Karim
Poet, editor, and World Literature professor at San Francisco State.

Parisa Parnian
Visual and culinary artist and founder of Savage Taste.

Arash Saedinia
Writer, artist, and professor of English at L.A. City College.

Lia Schifitto
(213) 623-2489

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, This program is sponsored and presented by the LA Conservancy, with the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies as a partner.