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Community invited to virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

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Portrait of Alicia Moreland

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On Jan. 17, as a nation and community, we will celebrate the legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His life’s work continues to impact and transform the world we live in today. As we reflect on his many contributions, we are inspired by his profound words:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

In celebration of Dr. King, we invite the community to join PeaceHealth’s special event. 

A virtual conversation with Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia:

“Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community”

Monday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. PT.

During this presentation, in alignment with this year’s King Center theme, “Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community, April Allen, PeaceHealth’s system director of internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will join Dr. Moreland-Capuia, a globally-recognized expert in trauma-informed systems change, to discuss healthcare inequalities and how health systems can be trauma-informed and culturally responsive with change. They will delve into Dr. King’s legacy and how we can all be a part of building the “Beloved Community” by providing equitable and inclusive care.

We hope you can attend this special event, as we join together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, build community and learn more about how we can all use our voices, roles and platforms to stand up for each other and ensure equity and inclusion for all.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at