A global symbol of compassion and human rights, Little Amal is the 12-foot puppet portraying a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child who has traveled through 13 countries and been welcomed by more than a million people on the streets since 2021. Her immersive walking journeys highlight the cross-cultural experiences of the millions of refugee children fleeing war, violence, and persecution throughout the globe, each with their own story. Accompanied in Washington, D.C., by outdoor music performances curated by Washington Performing Arts and featuring Mars Arts D.C. artists, Amal’s walking journeys are festivals of hope, showcasing the power of compassionate welcome as strangers build stable homes in new lands, and the contributions and potential they carry within them that enhances communities as they do so.
This event will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Black Lives Matter Plaza, visit McPherson Square, and end at Franklin Park.
Presented in collaboration with Washington Performing Arts, Events DC, Golden Triangle BID, Planet Word, and Shakespeare Theatre Company.