Little Amal, the internationally celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl will arrive in St. Louis on October 1 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 will stop in St. Louis on Sunday, October 1, from 12:30-1:30 pm. at River Overlook Stage, located directly across from the Gateway Arch grand staircase, at 50 S. Leonor K Sullivan Boulevard. The public is invited to cheer-on Little Amal at the grand staircase and on the ground directly under the Arch, and participate in this memorable, unique event that will celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees to our region and beyond. Saint Louis native, Dr. Philip A. Woodmore, COCA’s Artistic Director of Voice and the Worship and Arts Leader of New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church, has spent the last several months collaborating with a local and national team that includes the International Institute and the St. Louis Mosaic Project to create a dynamic event for St. Louis.