A 12 Foot Puppet Named Little Amal Will Be Visiting Cincinnati on Friday


Contributed Photo of Little Amal

Submitted by Game Day Communications

CINCINNATI, OH -- The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (CCO) in partnership with Cincinnati Compass and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, is bringing Little Amal to downtown Cincinnati on Friday, Sept. 22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the rich stories of refugees, immigrants, and displaced people, and the communities that welcome them

Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across 13 countries meeting more than a million people and watched by tens of millions more online. This fall, she will journey 6,000 miles across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created – from Boston to San Diego, 35 towns and cities and more than 1,000 artists and arts organizations will create 100+ events to welcome her. Amal Walks Across America is produced by The Walk Productions in association with Handspring Puppet Company.

A number of artistic partners will be hosting workshops in the weeks leading up to the event, including ArtsWave, The Carnegie, Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library, Contemporary Arts Center, Findlay Market, Hellmann Creative Center, ish, Kennedy Heights Art Center, Learning Through Art, Inc., and Wave Pool.

To learn more about the workshops or Little Amal's visit, go to www.ccocincinnati.org/hope.

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