Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. William Barber II face emanates neon purple rays against a background of dark blue with dark teal concentric pentagonal shapes that subtly meet one another to create a cohesive pattern as they radiate out in to space. Race Forward Presents Facing Race: A National Conference.

Aura Bogado is Colorlines’ news editor and reporter, covering a range of issues including Native American communities, immigration and community organizing. 

Aura has reported in Spanish and English from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and the United States. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Mother Jones, The Nation, and other outlets.

She earned her B.A. from Yale University, majoring in American Studies.