Little Amal is the 12 foot puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk. She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees.
Since July 2021, Amal has travelled over 6,000 miles to 97 towns and cities in 15 countries and been welcomed by more than a million people on the street, including hundreds of artists and civil society and faith leaders, as well as by tens of millions online. Her journeys are festivals of art and hope that draw attention to the huge numbers of children fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”.
Between September 7 and November 5, Amal is journeying across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created. More than 35 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego and 1,000+ artists and arts organizations will create 100+ free public events to welcome her. (source: The Walk)
Little Amal visited Ashfiled, on September 10 and was greeted by about 200 local residents. The stop was one of three in Massachusetts. She also appeared in Boston and North Adams. Her visit to Ashfield was hosted by Double Edge Theatre, Jupiter Performance Studio, Ebony Noelle Golden, and the Ohketeau Cultural Center. Read about the plans for her Ashfield visit in The Greenfield Recorder.
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