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Aura Bogado

Aura Bogado
News Editor
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.

A Group of Immigration Activists Disrupt ICE

A Group of Immigration Activists Disrupt ICE

by Aura Bogado on October 16 2013, 7:00AM

How a group of protestors—many undocumented—interrupted business as usual.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Dream 30 Activist Granted Release

Dream 30 Activist Granted Release

by Aura Bogado on October 15 2013, 3:24PM

But will the others be coming home, too?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Marissa Alexander Supporters Call for Release, Not a New Trial

Marissa Alexander Supporters Call for Release, Not a New Trial

by Aura Bogado on October 10 2013, 7:00AM

Some advocates for the Florida mom who was jailed for firing a warning shot during an altercation with her husband say a fair retrail isn’t possible

Topics: Criminal Justice

New Report Illustrates Obstacles for Transgender Immigrants

New Report Illustrates Obstacles for Transgender Immigrants

by Aura Bogado on October 7 2013, 4:01PM

Being undocumented and transgender poses unique and difficult circumstances for immigrants in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Marches Planned in 150 Cities for Saturday

Immigration Marches Planned in 150 Cities for Saturday

by Aura Bogado on October 4 2013, 4:22PM

Will you be attending?

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform

Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform

by Aura Bogado on October 3 2013, 7:00AM

Inside Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, the newly prolonged wait for immigration reform is drearily familiar.

Topics: Deportation, Dispatches, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Seven of the Dream 30 Group Have Been Released

Seven of the Dream 30 Group Have Been Released

by Aura Bogado on October 1 2013, 2:56PM

Activists want to know what will happen with the others hoping to return to their communities in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Dream 30 and Others Cross the Border

Dream 30 and Others Cross the Border

by Aura Bogado on September 30 2013, 4:21PM

It is yet unknown whether they will be placed into detention.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

The 'Dream 30' Risk Detention to Return to the U.S.

The ‘Dream 30’ Risk Detention to Return to the U.S.

by Aura Bogado on September 30 2013, 8:00AM

A group of 30 undocumented immigrants are following in the footsteps of the Dream 9 in an attempt return to the U.S. Inside one activist’s struggle since she left the States.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Meet a 16-Year-Old Coming Home with the Dream 30

Meet a 16-Year-Old Coming Home with the Dream 30

by Aura Bogado on September 27 2013, 9:00AM

Have dreams. Will travel.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Five Quotes to Celebrate Gloria Anzaldúa's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Gloria Anzaldúa’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on September 26 2013, 1:43PM

Her work continues to influence students, academics, writers and activists.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

by Aura Bogado on September 26 2013, 12:08PM

An appeals judge orders a new trial because of flawed jury instructions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'Baby' Veronica Taken from her Family and the Cherokee Nation

‘Baby’ Veronica Taken from her Family and the Cherokee Nation

by Aura Bogado on September 24 2013, 12:39PM

No longer a baby, the four-year-old child is now in the care of an adoptive white couple.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dead?

Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dead?

by Aura Bogado on September 20 2013, 2:53PM

Representative Gutierrez says yes.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Attorney General Outlines Changes on Mandatory Minimums

Attorney General Outlines Changes on Mandatory Minimums

by Aura Bogado on September 20 2013, 12:13PM

But is it really retroactive?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Navajo Star Wars: Coming to a Theater Near You

Navajo Star Wars: Coming to a Theater Near You

by Aura Bogado on September 19 2013, 3:32PM

May the Adziil be With You.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Undocumented Immigrants Handcuff Themselves to White House Gate

Undocumented Immigrants Handcuff Themselves to White House Gate

by Aura Bogado on September 18 2013, 11:22AM

All seven have been arrested by Federal Park Police.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Web Tool Helps Those Eligible to Apply for Citizenship

Web Tool Helps Those Eligible to Apply for Citizenship

by Aura Bogado on September 17 2013, 11:07AM

September 17 is Citizenship Day.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Documenting the Mixed-Blood Dust Bowl Experience

Documenting the Mixed-Blood Dust Bowl Experience

by Aura Bogado on September 16 2013, 3:44PM

Filmmaker sets out to document the stories that have been silenced.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

by Aura Bogado on September 16 2013, 1:54PM

The bookstore is helping Freedom University’s undocumented students get much-needed books this semester.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth