Join Us!

for a one of a kind multi-media event featuring the work of 12 creative writers and 3 community artists, Rise and Thrive: A Lives in Landscape™ Exhibit is a social justice project that celebrates the indomitable spirit of survivors of sexual violence. Through landscape paintings, short films, and powerful survivor-written narratives, this exhibit honors their stories of healing, resilience, and hope.

Rise and Thrive: A Lives in Landscape™ Exhibit

April 6-May 10, 2021

Northwest Mutual Art Gallery at Cardinal Stritch University

visit https://www.stritch.edu/Performing-Arts/Art-Gallery for more details.

Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday: Noon-4 p.m.

  • Saturdays: By appointment between 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Limited to 14 Visitors at a time, masks and social distancing required.

2020 Untold Stories Showcase

An immense THANK YOU to everyone involved in making the 2020 Untold Stories Showcase a huge success! We are so honored to have the opportunity to bear witness to the experiences of our survivor writers and celebrate their journeys. Click to experience this year's virtual showcase

Rise and Thrive: A Lives in Landscape Exhibition

This series honors the stories and celebrate the spirits of these individuals who have learned what it means to rise, and thrive. Click to experience the exhibition.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

LOTUS partnered with Corner Bakery-Shorewood and Brianna Seipel to bring attention to World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and to raise money to support survivors.

February 13, 2020

​With the impending arrival of the Democratic National Convention this summer the epidemic of sex trafficking in Milwaukee and Wisconsin deserves serious exploration. Impact100 Greater Milwaukee’s next Beyond the Headlines series will examine Sex and Human Trafficking with a moderated discussion including our own LOTUS Board President, Linda Krieg, who will be lending her expertise and perspective to this vital panel presentation.

January 25, 2020

LOTUS is extremely excited to be partnering once again with Woodland Pattern Book Company! Please join us for their 26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit.  LOTUS will be sponsoring the 9pm-10pm portion of the marathon, and will have ten alums of the Untold Stories program sharing their work. Your $10 admission to this unique fundraising event gives you all-day access to 15 hours of performances from 150 local poets and writers.