consciousness raising


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consciousness raising

n
a. the process of developing awareness in a person or group of a situation regarded as wrong or unjust, with the aim of producing active participation in changing it
b. (as modifier): a consciousness-raising group.
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According to the article, the Children's Home Society has just started a new initiative in light of the need for consciousness raising about the issue, which they are calling Champions for Children.
For her first solo show in New York since 2004, she took up a perhaps less emotional but just as transformative issue--global warming--and used the context of the gallery as a platform for consciousness raising, drawing attention to a small Native American community living on the southern edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
The survey was important as a signal that the unit was in operation and, by all accounts, served as a consciousness raising exercise for directors of nursing and/or midwifery (DoN/M).
The consciousness raising and solidarity work as we've seen it over the last two decades are really important steps towards building trust.
Against the background of these standards, certain sorts of citizens, including a number of those committed to environmental consciousness raising, appear as lacking in good faith and/or cognitive capacity.
Because he recognized the delicacy of the situation, the therapist suggested a sabbatical from couple's therapy and a move toward separate sessions for gender consciousness raising.
The many and varied celebrations of Earth Day, often good at consciousness raising, are but dim reflections of the theological vision of Thomas Berry.
The data suggest that environments in which consciousness raising is operationalized through specific instructions to focus on from are necessary for learners to recognize, understand, and respond to interrogative recasts.
David Walker's Appeal: To the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America (originally published in 1829, now available from Black Classic Press, reprint, 1993) is a great example of the power of consciousness raising by means of the book.
Their consciousness raising and civil rights movements were inspired by their knowledge of ours.
As Strauss observes, boomers and Gen Xers were "raised not to follow Hitler or Stalin; Millennials were a post consciousness raising generation"