New York, NY
Aura Bogado is Colorlines' news editor and reporter, covering a range of issues including Native American communities, immigration and community organizing. Aura was the community journalism coordinator and an investigative reporter for Voting Rights Watch 2012, a partnership between Colorlines and The Nation to cover the attack against voting rights and the community response to it during the 2012 elections.
Aura has reported in Spanish and English from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and the United States. Her work has been published in Mother Jones, Newsweek Argentina, AlterNet, and The Huffington Post. With the support of the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, she conducted an in-depth examination on the consequences of immigration enforcement by local police in Arizona.
Aura has worked as a national host and producer for the Pacifica Radio network. While there, she also coordinated a media literacy and training program for youth of color in Los Angeles with a grant from the California Technology Foundation. She was a founding member of 33+1/3 Books Collective, an independent bookstore and gallery in Los Angeles. In 2006, City Lights Books published The Other Campaign, which featured her exclusive interview with Subcomandante Marcos, his first in five years.
She earned her B.A. from Yale University, majoring in American Studies. An immigrant from South America of indigenous (Guarani) decent, she is currently based in New York, and plays son jarocho music in her spare time.
Follow Aura at @aurabogado.
by Aura Bogado on November 20 2013, 1:14PM
The president says he doesn’t care what reform looks like, as long as it gets done.
by Aura Bogado on November 20 2013, 12:00PM
These children’s books, authored by Native writers, help set the record straight.
by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 5:36PM
Many will also be eligible for a path to citizenship.
by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 11:18AM
Ted Wafer is not yet in custody.
by Aura Bogado on November 8 2013, 10:31AM
Have you heard it?
by Aura Bogado on November 7 2013, 2:13PM
“The Detroit Darkies. Would you support that?”
by Aura Bogado on November 4 2013, 7:00AM
The effort to change the way the immigration system operates pushes forward, despite staggering odds.
by Aura Bogado on November 1 2013, 7:00AM
Some of Oakland’s new residents are using crowdfunding campaigns to hire private security patrols—but not all neighbors support the move.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 4:24PM
The landmark New York City verdict is now in question.
by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 11:57AM
The Golden Door Scholars program covers tuition, room and board for four-year degrees for DACA-eligible youth.
by Aura Bogado on October 24 2013, 12:49PM
“Everything that was going on was racist,” says one parent.
by Aura Bogado on October 23 2013, 1:31PM
Alex Rivera directs the moving video.
by Aura Bogado on October 23 2013, 12:55PM
Barneys New York and the NYPD apparently couldn’t believe that a black teen could afford to buy a $350 belt.
by Aura Bogado on October 22 2013, 1:08PM
It has everything to do with tribal sovereignty.
by Aura Bogado on October 18 2013, 4:20PM
Baca may have to pay up to $100,000.