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 January 3 2014, 2:57PM
“I feel like he always gets off,” says Samantha Scheibe.
by Aura Bogado on December 18 2013, 7:00AM
Twenty thirteen was supposed to be the year for sweeping immigration reform. Here’s a step-by-step review of what did—and didn’t—happen.
by Aura Bogado on December 10 2013, 3:18PM
It wasn’t one, but two racist messages.
by Aura Bogado on December 9 2013, 10:00AM
The author of “How to Say I Love You in Indian” also shares his vision for Natives’ future
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Aura Bogado on December 3 2013, 2:05PM
Up to 40 asylum seekers at the El Paso Processing Center are demanding their release.
by Aura Bogado on November 27 2013, 11:15AM
The former army private is reluctant to celebrate Thanksgiving because she believes its origins lie in the slaughter against the Pequot.
by Aura Bogado on November 25 2013, 4:05PM
24-year-old Ju Hong confronted the president about separating immigrant families.
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.