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First-of-its-kind memorial honors survivors of sexual violence

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Sexual assault survivor Sarah Super speaks during a press conference.
Sarah Super, founded the nation’s first permanent and public memorial to honor survivors of sexual violence.
Euan Kerr | MPR News

The groundbreaking for a Minneapolis memorial dedicated to survivors of sexual violence took place Wednesday at Boom Island State Park. The memorial is the first of its kind in the nation, according to Break the Silence.

Break the Silence, an organization that advocates for survivors, was founded by Sarah Super. Sheand others approached the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board about the memorial and eventually raised enough money to fund the construction.

Super joined host Euan Kerr to talk about the memorial and its importance.