News from North Hill


The 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, will arrive in Akron on September 23 as part of her epic 6,000-
mile journey across the United States this fall. Throughout the two-month trek, which will span more
than 35 U.S. cities and towns for 100+ events, some of the country’s most influential cultural
institutions and artists will come together to greet Amal and add their unique color to the rich tapestry
of America’s story.

Little Amal has traveled through cities, towns and villages across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France,
Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the UK in 2021, and Ukraine, Poland and the Netherlands in
2022. Most recently, in the fall of 2022 she completed a journey through the five boroughs of New
York City. The walk is a celebration of art, hope and shared humanity that aims to unite communities
and refocus attention on the urgent needs of refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers, and to
highlight the rich cultures and contributions immigrants bring with them.


Walk for Little Amal

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. Between 7 September and 5 November 2023, she journeyed 6,000 miles across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created. Amal Walks Across America came to Akron on September 23rd, starting at Waters Park and proceeded to People's Park on North Main Street. View the Press Release