Don’t let the name fool you — there’s nothing small about Little Amal.
Meaning “hope” in Arabic, Little Amal is a 12-ft tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee and was created by Handspring Puppet Company to raise awareness about the experiences of displaced people.
Since July 2021, Little Amal has traversed 6,000+ miles across 97 cities in 15 countries and hosted ~300 free events on her “The Walk” tour. The 38-city North American leg of her tour — starting in Boston and ending in Tapachula, Mexico — will add an additional 11,000 miles to her trek once complete.
Get ready San Antonians, she’s making a stop in the Alamo City beginning Saturday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 22. Here’s where to catch her:
- Auntie’s Shopping List | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 12 p.m | House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 10226 Ironside Dr.
- Dreaming of Lights | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 6 -10 p.m. | Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St.
- Who Am I? | Sunday, Oct. 22 | 2 p.m. | Lions Field Park, 2809 Broadway
- A House to Call My Own | Sunday, Oct. 22 | 7 p.m. | Confluence Park, 310 W. Mitchell St.