Chicago has deep roots of isolation, inequality and violence that touch every one of our lives.
The power is within all of us, individually and collectively, to transform these roots with open-hearted bravery and challenge a new paradigm to emerge, grow, and flourish.
That is what Awaken Chicago is all about—coming together across boundaries, listening and learning from one another, and finding within ourselves the bravery, acceptance, and compassion to make this historic shift.
Awaken Chicago partners will provide opportunities for you to connect, to learn, and to act.
Connect: Meet people from all over the city and create genuine connections across interpersonal and societal divisions and differences.
Learn: Increase your understanding of the causes and effects of trauma and prejudice. Gain healing and wellness tools.
Act: Find within yourself bravery, courage, and self-respect. Commit to changing the conditions causing today’s actions.