raise (one's) consciousness

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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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For many years, we didn't care much if people splattered themselves on the highway until the insurance companies lobbied for seat belts and Mothers Against Drunk Driving raised our consciousness.
Thus the title of the book, The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice.