Current Exhibit

Awakenings and KAN WIN are proud to present Embodying Justice, a new exhibit that showcases the power of survivors’ storytelling through art to instigate social and political change.
RSVP to set up your in-person tour or receive an access code to view the virtual exhibit.

The Art of Remembrance

The Art of Remembrance is a mixed media event featuring performances honoring the “comfort women” survivors. Inspired by the women, this event is part of the legacy of art as tool for global activism. This event will feature performances by Peggy Choy, Ada Cheng, Raeleen Kao, and Oori Sori.

This performance will be held on July 24 at 4:00 PM. 

Call for Writing

We are now accepting submission for Issue 13 of Awakened Voices: The Body Speaks. This issue will explore the ways the body expresses itself and speaks about trauma, its consequences, and recovery. For Issue 13, we are especially encouraging submissions of flash fiction, fiction, vignette, and graphic/visual work. Submit your work by July 31 to be considered!

Issue 12 of Awakened Voices

Awakenings is proud to announce the publication of Issue 12 of Awakened Voices. In our first ever unthemed issue, we’ve asked survivors, allies, and advocates to guide the issue through the conversations they’d like our community to be having around survivorship and healing.

Self Care for Caregivers

At Awakenings, we understand the critical role caregivers play in the healing journey of others. We also know that we cannot care for others when our own cups are empty. That’s why Awakenings, with support from The Chicago Foundation for Women, is presenting  “Self Care for Caregivers.”  This suite contains a variety of journal prompts, artistic activities, and meditations designed to offer a self care solution for any moment.

Judith's Circle

Judith’s Circle is Awakenings’ squad of core, committed, monthly donors. Members play a critical role in supporting survivor artists and sustaining our work. Members of Judith’s Circle will gain access to exclusive content from our survivor artists, invitations to private First Look Nights for all exhibits, and more. Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to our mission to showcase the creative expression of survivors of sexual violence.