First All Survivors Day Aims To Empower Sexual Assault Survivors To Speak Up, Speak Out

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Survivors of sexual assault were recognized Saturday in Center City for the first ever All Survivors Day.

"I am the first known victim of Olympic team Doctor Larry Nassar,” said Philadelphia native Sarah Klein.

Klein spoke at the inaugural event, opening up about her now very public story of sexual abuse.

All Survivors Day aims to empower other sexual assault survivors to speak up and speak out because as another speaker and survivor explain, a survivors voice can result in justice and change.

“Myself and many of us here today were victims of institutions who failed us. Institutions who value money, reputations, and [in] my case medals, more than the safety and innocence of children,” added Klein.
“After eight years of fighting against my abuser and bishops that covered up, the Pope went to our country in Chile,” said Juan Carlos Cruz. “The Pope in front of the world said Juan Carlos Cruz is a liar.”

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