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Dispatch Live: Haley Byrd Wilt on ‘How the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Became Law’
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Dispatch Live: Haley Byrd Wilt on ‘How the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Became Law’

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For the past few months, Dispatch associate editor Haley Byrd Wilt has been working on a piece about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. She conducted more than 21 hours of interviews with dozens of people, and we published the first installment of the project Monday. We will  publish a new installment every day this week. For Dispatch members, the full 83-page report  is available for download now. 

Haley will join Steve this week on Dispatch Live to discuss the project, what went into writing it, and much more. Tune in on June 21 at 8 p.m. ET to hear her break it all down. Then Steve, Sarah, and Jonah will take questions from the audience. Pour yourself a nice, tall drink of your choosing and get comfortable for this week’s edition of Dispatch Live—you will not want to miss this one. 

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We hope you’ll join us! 

When: Tuesday, June 21, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

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