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raise (one's) consciousness

To increase one's awareness or understanding of one's own needs or the needs of others. Traveling abroad really raised my consciousness about the plight of the poor around the world.
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The two primary perspectives considered in this edition: the male perspective and the refugee experience raise one's consciousness to acknowledge the interrelated nature of human relations.
And indeed it does raise one's consciousness -- but then so does most good art, in one way or another.