Following in her father’s footsteps, Marcella Boyd Cox of E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home in Cleveland, Ohio understands the importance of staying active in her community. She also works to educate and protect her community by making them aware of potential dangers, whether health risks like those addressed at last month’s Minority Men’s Health Fair, or societal dangers such as human trafficking.
An interactive presentation was held at the Fatima Family Center on May 17, 2012, and was free and open to the public. Presented by the Community Relations Board, “Let’s Put a Stop to Human Trafficking” was a joint effort between the City of Cleveland and the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking to spread awareness and promote action. Speakers at this event included Crystal Murphy and Keathun Gale of the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking and Karen McHenry from Bellefaire JCB. It is through open dialogue and events like this one that communities become educated about potential dangers, and can find ways to protect themselves, their loved ones, their friends, neighbors, and even strangers. Continue reading