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Chasing LOVE: a Welcoming Week Global Cultural Celebration

September 14, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

City Hall, Room 116
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States


On September 14, follow Little Amal—a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl and global symbol of refugee rights—on a journey down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to retrieve her heart-shaped necklace, with Philadelphia artists BalletX and Mad Beatz Philly, and artwork by Ife Nii-Owoo. Chasing LOVE is the concluding event with Little Amal in Philadelphia, and is an official City of Philadelphia Welcoming Week event presented by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) in partnership with the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA). The Walk will begin outside of the Rodin Museum and culminate in a Global Cultural Celebration at LOVE Park with music, activities for all ages, giveaways, information on how to support and advocate for Philadelphia’s migrant and refugee communities, and more. All are invited to show Amal how truly welcome she and all refugees are in Philadelphia, and participants will receive their own paper heart necklace to wear to welcome Little Amal.

Date/Time: September 14, 2023, 4:00-6:00 PM ET

Location: LOVE Park, 1501 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102

In addition to the celebration in LOVE Park, we invite people to gather at locations along the route so that the procession behind Little Amal can grow as she gets closer to LOVE Park. Full details are available on CreativePHL.org/ce/Little-Amal.

The event will be filmed and photographed by THE OFFICE performing arts+film.

Amal Walks Across America is produced by The Walk Productions in association with the Handspring Puppet Company. U.S. Producing Partner THE OFFICE performing arts+film. Impact+Outreach The Soze Agency. Marketing Cause Lab. PR + Communications DKC.


September 14, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
City Hall, Room 116
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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(215) 686-8446
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