Megan Lebowitz is a journalism and political science student at Northwestern University. She is a politics reporter for Medill News Service in D.C., and she is an executive producer, reporter, and anchor for Northwestern News Network, NU’s broadcast news outlet. 

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Congress Addresses Forced Labor of Uyghurs, Other Groups in China

by Megan Lebowitz 03-17-2020

Workers walk by the perimeter fence of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 4, 2018. Image via REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China released a report last week in conjunction with the bill’s unveiling, saying that Xinjiang authorities are “systematically forcing predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and others, to engage in forced labor.”

Uyghur Americans Embrace Their Culture Amid Efforts in China to Erase It

by Megan Lebowitz 03-02-2020

Image via Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock 

In February 2017, Kashgary and her 53-year-old mother Sureyya co-founded Ana Care & Education, a Uyghur language school in Fairfax. Every Sunday, children and teenagers attend lessons on Uyghur language, culture, history, dance, and more.