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 July 15 2013, 4:05PM
Around the country thousands of people marched together shutting down street and freeway traffic and coming to terms with the verdict.
by Aura Bogado on July 12 2013, 4:30PM
George Zimmerman’s future is largely in the hands of a jury that’s finally deliberating after a nearly three week trial in connection with the killing of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s defense team presented its closing arguments, followed by the state’s rebuttal….
by Aura Bogado on July 11 2013, 5:35PM
The state concludes that George Zimmerman repeatedly lied about the events that took place the night Trayvon Martin was killed.
by Aura Bogado on July 10 2013, 4:54PM
The House is back in session this week—but it’s unclear whether they’ll move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.
by Aura Bogado on July 10 2013, 9:27AM
George Zimmerman’s defense team won’t be able to enter the animation into evidence, but is allowed to play it for the jury during closing statements.
by Aura Bogado on July 8 2013, 5:25PM
Trayvon Martin’s father takes the witness stand in George Zimmerman’s murder trial.
by Aura Bogado on July 8 2013, 12:54PM
Rapper Yasiin Bey’s new video is very hard to watch—although that’s very much part of the point.
by Aura Bogado on July 5 2013, 3:34PM
You won’t what to miss what happens when a whole bunch of Natives get together to create a short film.
by Aura Bogado on July 5 2013, 9:53AM
Trayvon Martin’s family members take to the stand today.
by Aura Bogado on July 3 2013, 4:02PM
It’s everything you probably expected.
by Aura Bogado on July 3 2013, 8:45AM
The Disney blockbuster provides an opportunity for appropriation—and conversation.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Aura Bogado on June 28 2013, 6:30PM
Attorney Don West left the courtroom after drilling Rachel Jeantel and got ice cream with his daughters, one of whom chronicled event.
by Aura Bogado on June 27 2013, 1:04PM
Rachel Jeantel is not the one on trial—but social media suggests otherwise.
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.