Health care workers take a knee for 10 minutes as part of White Coats 4 Black Lives at Providence RegionalMedical Center on Friday morning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Health care workers take a knee for 10 minutes as part of White Coats 4 Black Lives at Providence RegionalMedical Center on Friday morning. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Health-care workers take a knee at Providence in Everett

The nationwide event was sponsored by White Coats for Black Lives.

EVERETT — Health-care workers nationwide took a knee Friday for 10 minutes to raise awareness for racial inequality and police accountability in an event organized by White Coats For Black Lives. Participants included employees of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, seen here. Providence employees in Mill Creek and Monroe also planned to participate.

The stated mission of White Coats For Black Lives is to eliminate racial bias in the practice of medicine and to encourage recognition of racism as a threat to the health and well-being of people of color.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Democrats in the Washington State House are proposing to pay for transportation improvements partly by raising the gas tax by 18 cents. (Andrea Brown / Herald file)
Gas tax increase part of Dems’ massive transportation package

An 18-cent gas tax hike and a fee on carbon emissions would raise $25.8 billion for new roads and more.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times Carol Johnston has watched this Pacific madrone grow for the past 14 years. It is slated to be removed during McDonald’s upcoming renovation in early February.
Madrone tree to make way for bigger McDonald’s in Oak Harbor

Despite being named a Tree City USA, the city has no special protection in place for the native tree.

Navy seeks to conduct SEAL training in Whidbey, Camano parks

The deadline to register to participate in public comment is 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.

Light rail work to close northbound I-5 in Mountlake Terrace

The overnight closures will happen late Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Jill Johnson (left) and Greg Banks
State’s vaccine schedule draws criticism from Island County

Gov. Jay Inslee’s new plan for vaccinations didn’t include a change for disabled people.

Grant program reopens for businesses suffering amid pandemic

Local businesses that haven’t applied to Snohomish County’s “R3” program can do so until Feb. 2.

Short on doses, county’s drive-thru vaccinations are on pause

Appointments won’t be accepted again until new shipments arrive — next week at the soonest.

NO CAPTION NECESSARY: Logo for the Cornfield Report by Jerry Cornfield. 20200112
Students, businesses to get a little help from lawmakers

Here’s what’s happening on Day 12 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

Most Read