Amal represents a 10-year-old girl in search of her mother who set out in search of food and never returned, said Peter Avery, theater director for the New York City Department of Education and producer of Little Amal Walks New York.
Little Amal captured the hearts of people around the world as she spread her message of solidarity for the displaced. source: GT / Getty Images
“After the Middle East and Europe, the producers of Little Amal chose New York because they said America and Europe were precisely where the ‘gathered audiences,’ Emma Lazarus’ poem would be welcomed,” Avery said, referring to the words engraved on the pedestal. From the Statue of Liberty.
Broadway performers and about 200 students from New York City sang Amal to calm her in the bustling Times Square.
Avery’s little message to the world is, ‘Don’t forget us,’ Mr. Avery said.