This weekend, London welcomed Little Amal. She is a 12-foot tall performance art puppet representing a nine-year old Syrian refugee girl who has travelled all across Europe.
On this particular walk, Little Amal travelled across North London, making stops at Finchley Road, the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate and King’s Cross along the way.
There was singing, dancing, and music performance from many local London organisations.
Camden Council Leader, Georgia Gould aptly described Little Amal’s message as “a global symbol of hope and a reminder of the children and adults who have had to flee violence, devastation and war to find safety.”
It was particularly special to see multi-faith communities joining together in solidarity with displaced people. This comes at a time when refugee rights are being so threatened by harmful legislation and vitriol from some groups in this society.