Friday, September 29, 2023

Meet "Little Amal" At Margate Park on Saturday Morning

Little Amal, a 12-foot-tall puppet representing a ten-year-old Syrian child, has been making appearances all over the world to raise awareness (and funds) for refugees who find themselves without a homeland, searching for a place of safety. Over half of the world's refugees are children.

Saturday, Little Amal will visit Margate Park (4921 North Marine Drive) between 10:30am and 11:30am, where she will learn to make stone soup. According to the Park District website:

"Amal ... will learn how to make a very special pot of Stone Soup. She needs the children of Chicago to help her with a dollop of theatre, a dash of music and a sprinkle of imagination.

Right after, Amal will make the first kick in a game of youth soccer organized by the Syrian Community Network."

Little Amal is on a two-month tour across America, which began in Boston in early September and will conclude in San Diego in November. She has visited 13 countries and has met over a million people since she began her travels and raising awareness.

To learn more about Amal, her Chicago schedule, and how you can help, visit her website and the Park District website.

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