According to the organizers:
Homa Dashtaki, founder of White Moustache Yogurt, is taking inspiration from Norouz, or Persian New Year to reflect on how current policies and attitudes on immigration correspond with our understanding of climate change. The climate has a direct effect on our food supply system, which in turn influences the availability of labor and resources, and immigration patterns. This has been obvious for migratory species, but may now become a reality for many humans across the world. A lot of the desperation to flee war torn places or to seek more resources can have an interesting root in the reality of climate change. It is with this premise that we offer an evening of traditional Iranian dishes, with hard to find herbs and interesting methods of food preservation.