Little Shoes, Big Journeys

Tuesday, September 19 2023 4:00 PM

Freedom Plaza
Washington, DC 20004
United States

Amal walks through a sea of emergency blankets. A river of shoes appears, evoking the stories of millions of children on the move, who seek safety within and across borders. Amal brings them to the feet of U.S. Representatives.

Little Amal is the internationally celebrated 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl at the heart of The Walk. Beginning her journey from the Syrian border, she carries a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families. Her urgent message is simple –

“don’t forget us.”

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (“The Lab”), The Collaborative on Global Childrens’ Issues at Georgetown University will welcome Little Amal with a large-scale community performance. This special celebratory event begins at Freedom Plaza with a collective procession alongside Amal, leading to her ultimate destination: the Capitol.

DC-based actor, singer, and Emmy nominated host of WETA Arts on WETA/PBS Felicia Curry will sing to Little Amal at Freedom Plaza accompanied by Glenn Pearson as she begins her journey along Pennsylvania Avenue to The Capitol.

All are invited!

Eventbrite - RSVP is not necessary to attend, but it is encouraged.