GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution designating August 17, 2016 as Break the Silence Day.

Break the Silence is a movement inviting people to come forward and speak publicly about being a sexual assault survivor. The project was started by Sarah Super, a rape survivor herself.

Super has held Break the Silence events where women and men can come together and share their personal stories.

She also has a private Facebook page for those who wish to make their journey in a more silent way. Sarah is also working on a memorial to sexual violence victims that will be placed in Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. That project should be complete before 2017.