Arab Community Centre of Toronto Walk with Amal

ANDPVA and The Arab Community Centre of Toronto presented Little Amal with a friendship bracelet designed by Naomi Smith (Chippewa) and Faten Toubasi (Palestinian) at the Walk with Amal in Mississauga.

Walk with Amal is a public art project featuring a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, who since July 2021, has traveled through 13 countries and 90 cities. Amal’s journeys are festivals of art and hope that draw attention to the vast number of children fleeing war, violence, and persecution.

Little Amal’s friendship bracelet incorporates Indigenous and Arabic cultural elements emphasizing peace over war.

Walk with Amal Toronto was produced by The Walk Productions and Luminato Festival Toronto in association with Handspring Puppet Company. The event was presented in collaboration with Community Partners and Artists Leen Hamo, The Canadian Arabic Orchestra, Frog in Hand Theatre, Mississauga Polish Day, Arab Community Centre of Toronto, Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts (ANDPVA), Peel Multicultural Centre, Sheridan College, Living Arts Centre, Andrew Gaboury, Peel Multicultural Centre and Arab Community Centre (ACCT).

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