Irangeles: A Driving Tour + Community Conversation
About This Tour
Los Angeles is home to the largest concentration of Iranians in the United States. No other city has an established neighborhood that identifies as uniquely Iranian like Los Angeles’ Tehrangeles, located in Westwood, does. But like so many ethnic or nationally bound neighborhoods found in L.A. County, Tehrangeles is only one area where an Iranian presence can be found.
Irangeles: A Driving Tour invites you to explore five neighborhoods significant for their connection to Iranian communities: Tehrangeles in Westwood, Reseda, Woodland Hills, and Encino in the San Fernando Valley, Glendale, the Jewelry District in downtown L.A., and Pico-Robertson in West Los Angeles. You’ll explore beloved eateries, legacy businesses, and places of worship, protest, art, and more.
- A digital tour guidebook
- Maps and driving itineraries of five different neighborhoods
- Recordings of interviews with community members related to sites on the tour
- A playlist of Iranian pop music, perfect to listen to as you drive between sites!
- (Virtual Recording) Irangeles: Exploring Iranian Presence and Permeance in Los Angeles
- (Virtual Recording) Irangeles Through Food: A Conversation and Cooking Demonstration
We encourage you to join us in supporting Iranian businesses on your tour.
Start Time: There is no start time or date for this event. The tours in this guide are self-guided, without any onsite involvement from the L.A. Conservancy.
Length: The digital guidebook contains 40 different sites in five distinct neighborhoods. The virtual event recordings are both approximately 1.5 hours in length.
Cost: Members $18, General Public $22
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