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 June 24 2013, 4:06PM
Jared Yazzie (Navajo) awesome Native t-shirt designs are taking off.
by Aura Bogado on June 20 2013, 3:55PM
One of the Zimmerman jurors was too busy taking care of her exotic animals to pay attention to the death of Trayvon Martin.
by Aura Bogado on June 20 2013, 12:57PM
Alabama’s Escambia Academy decides that a Native student’s decision to wear feather during graduation doesn’t merit a fine or loss of diploma.
by Aura Bogado on June 19 2013, 3:39PM
Bronx subway rider wears racist baseball cap. Oglala Lakota journalist spots him. Read what happens next.
by Aura Bogado on June 19 2013, 11:53AM
Hundreds of people are protesting Brazil’s neglect of basic public infrastructure.
by Aura Bogado on June 18 2013, 5:22PM
Attorneys in George Zimmerman’s trial find forty jurors whose opinions about Trayvon Martin’s death have not been tainted by the media.
by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM
Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.
by Aura Bogado on January 23 2013, 9:20AM
The Attawapiskat First Nation chief and Idle No More movement have put Natives under the spotlight in Canada—begging larger questions for the U.S., too.
by Aura Bogado on December 10 2012, 9:44AM
The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.
by Aura Bogado on December 3 2012, 9:09AM
A Democratic secretary of state made registration easier and supported early voting, leading to dramatic turnout. So why is he now proposing a plan that could disenfranchise voters?
by Aura Bogado on November 13 2012, 10:32AM
Having voted and elected a leader, we have to ask ourselves, “Now what?” What will we as a community gain from the frenzied efforts to get us to vote?
by Aura Bogado on November 7 2012, 2:50PM
A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado on Election Day.
by Aura Bogado on November 6 2012, 1:59PM
Colorado’s Latino voters could well decide this election—but some will have to overcome harassment to cast their ballots.
by Aura Bogado on November 2 2012, 1:42AM
There are plenty more threats to the vote than there are days left to cast your ballot.