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Join us in Maggie Daley Park as

Little Amal Drifts Off to Sleep

Saturday, September 30 at 6:30pm

Free Public Spectacle

A little girl on a BIG journey. 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 9,000km to 97 towns and cities in 15 countries and been welcomed by more than a million people on the street. 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. 

Join as Little Amal Walks Across America and we welcome her with a Free Spectacle in Maggie Daley Park on Saturday, September 30 at 6:30pm.

Thank you to our Performance Partners:
Presented with assistance from:

Special thanks Kristy & Brandon Moran, Spoke & Bird Cafe, Chicago Park District

Amal Walks Across America is produced by The Walk Productions in association with the Handspring Puppet Company.  Amal Walks Across America was made possible with an inaugural investment from the Doris Duke Foundation, as well as leadership support from the Bezos Family Foundation. Additional generous support was provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Choose Love, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, the McMillan Stewart Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, The Shapiro Foundation, and Students Rebuild.U.S. Producing Partner THE OFFICE performing arts+film. Impact + Outreach The Soze Agency. Marketing Cause Lab. PR +Communications DKC.